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.
In the Mountains to Plains Zone Update process, community members shared that it is hard to tell when you have arrived at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and that the trail signage is confusing. A new entrance feature at the south boundary and new trail signage is being considered.
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2022 Natural Areas Explorer
The 2022 Natural Areas Explorer is here! Find free natural area programming from June through October. There's something for everyone!
Floating on the Poudre River is not Safe
The Poudre River is not safe for novice recreation right now. Please wait till later in the season to float the Poudre River. Typically late July is when we start to see safer conditions. Even then, please wear a personal flotation device.