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.
Looking Back & Looking Forward
After reflecting on the past 30 years of Natural Areas history, it's time to look ahead to the future. Next year you will be invited to engage in conversations about the Natural Areas Strategic Framework which will update the 2014 Natural Areas Master Plan. This important City Council-adopted plan will set the vision for the next decade. There will be many opportunities in 2024 and 2025 to share your voice and let the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department know what’s most important to you.
Host Your Next Event at Primrose Studio
Primrose Studio is a secluded lakefront event venue at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. It is perfect for corporate meetings, yoga and art classes, special events and more.
Urban Zone Feedback Report Available
The Natural Areas Department asked for your feedback earlier this summer and a new report summarizes community input. Participants shared thoughts about ten natural areas: Fischer, Goose Hollow, Kestrel Fields, Mallard’s Nest, Puente Verde, Red Fox Meadows, Redwing Marsh, Ross, Tanglewood, and The Coterie.
The Urban Zone Public Engagement Summary describes paper and online feedback form comments.