Before You Go: Check Trail & Parking Conditions
- Natural Areas Trail Conditions webpage fcgov.com/naturalareas/status
- COTREX https://trails.colorado.gov/
The busiest times at natural areas are weekends, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., so try visiting earlier or later, or on weekday mornings for the best chance at parking. Have an alternate destination in mind. When parking lots are full try another trailhead or come back another time. Avoid a parking ticket! Only park in designated spaces. All natural areas are free to enter, except Gateway Natural Area.
Celebrating 30 Years of Natural Areas
November 2022 marks 30 years since the first ballot measure was passed to establish dedicated sales tax funding for the conservation of natural areas. Celebrate 30 years of Natural Areas land conservation, stewardship, and more.
The 2023 Explorer is Here!
The Explorer is your guide to the outdoors all summer long. Choose from various free outdoor activities such as Junior Naturalists, skygazing, stewardship, group hikes, and so much more! All events are free and open to the public. The Explorer also contains community-submitted art and writing, important information, and self-guided activities. View the Explorer online to see all the programs and sign up on Engage to register. Registration opens one month prior to the event.
Ginny Trail Now Open!
Ginny Trail at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is now open! Bikers can also temporarily use the D.R. trail for downhill and uphill use.
Remember to share the trail! Bikes yield to horses and hikers. Hikers yield to horses. View the updated trail map.
Share your feedback about the temporary trail changes here.