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Natural Areas

Natural Areas Facilities and Reservations#

Natural Areas Exhibit At Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery#

The Natural Areas exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is a great place to learn about the shortgrass prairie ecosystem and find natural areas to visit!

Primrose Studio#

Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area is available for rent by the public for gatherings. More information >>>

Gateway Natural Area Shelters, Turf Area And Groups#

Gateway Natural Area is only 15 miles from Fort Collins in the Cache La Poudre Canyon. You'll find hiking trails, a designated launch area for kayaks and canoes, fishing, picnic tables with grills, and informational kiosks. Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis; we no longer accept reservations. Groups over 15 people need a permit. The parking fee at Gateway is $7 or an annual pass is available. More information about Gateway Natural Area and its facilities >>>