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Before You Go: Check Trail & Parking Conditions
- Natural Areas Trail Conditions webpage https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status.php
- NoCoTrailReport.org (soon transitioning to COTREX)
- Facebook (Facebook.com/FCNaturalAreas)
- Twitter (@FCNaturalAreas)
Call an on-duty Ranger, 970-416-2147
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.
Natural Areas' Response
Natural Area sites are open, rangers are on-duty, and the community is encouraged to enjoy and steward these treasured places.
Natural Areas' headquarters, Nix (1745 Hoffman Mill Rd) is closed to the public but staff remains available via phone and email.
Natural Areas picnic shelters that accommodate less than 50 people are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be accepted at Gateway Natural Area’s picnic shelters until further notice.
Primrose Studio is currently closed to the public. We are not accepting reservations for Primrose Studio for the remainder of 2020.
Free activities and resources for educators, families, and individuals are available! Engage in the outdoors in a new way with a Discovery Hunt, clear your mind with outdoor mindfulness activities, or learn about some of the animals that live in natural areas right from your computer.
The Explorer is Here!
Check out an entire season of free activities in the Natural Areas Explorer booklet. Some activities are virtual and some are offered in-person (with limited registration numbers, strict mask requirements, and physical distancing), so read carefully. You can also find upcoming activities at fcgov.com/register (links to Engage, the City's online registration system).