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Natural Areas

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area#

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Trail Status

The entire natural area is CLOSED until the summer of 2021 due to the Cameron Peak Fire.
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Cameron Peak Fire at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in 2020

Cameron Peak Fire- cliffs west of the parking lot

Cameron Peak Fire- cliffs west of the parking lot

Cameron Peak Fire- Mahoney Park boardwalk

Cameron Peak Fire- Mahoney Park boardwalk

Cameron Peak Fire- Bobcat Ridge valley

Cameron Peak Fire- Bobcat Ridge valley

Cameron Peak Fire- Bobcat Ridge valley

Cameron Peak Fire- Bobcat Ridge valley looking north

Hikers

Pre-Cameron Peak Fire: Valley Loop hikers

Child

Pre-Cameron Peak Fire: Child using mounted binoculars at Bobcat Ridge

Family

Pre-Cameron Peak Fire: Family hikes at Bobcat Ridge

Tracks

Bear tracks at Bobcat Ridge

Horses

Pre-Cameron Peak Fire: Horseback Riders by Crystal Strouse

Teaching

Pre-Cameron Peak Fire: CSU Pulliam Scholar teaches at Bobcat Ridge

Trails#

All Bobcat Ridge Natural Areas trails are currently closed due to recovery from the Cameron Peak Fire.

These descriptions are meant to describe pre-Cameron Peak site conditions. Trails include the Valley Loop (4 mile loop), Ginny Trail (5.4 miles, climbs 1,500 feet, open for hiking and mountain biking, closed to horses), D.R. Trail (3.4 miles long, climbs 1,100 feet, open to equestrians and hikers, closed to cyclists), Powerline Road (1.5 miles long, climbs steeply with loose rocks so not recommended for horses, uphill only for cyclists), Eden Valley Spur (an out and back route, 1.3 miles along the valley bottom), trail map. E-bikes are not permitted on soft/natural surface trails. ADA mobility devices are allowed. Trail conditions and closures are posted here.

Hours#

Bobcat Ridge Natural Areas is closed due to recovery from the Cameron Peak fire. 

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Parking Lot Webcam#

Related Information#

Bobcat Ridge is closed due to recovery from the Cameron Peak Fire. 

  • Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Ranger Office 970-461-2700
  • Special people have volunteered to take an active role in the stewardship of natural areas by doing monthly litter pick-ups. You can join the fun and adopt a natural area, too!

Management Plans

History

Wildlife and Plants

Bobcat Ridge brochure