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Eagle View Natural Area#

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Trail Status

Not yet open to the public.

Description#

Not yet open to the public, a small parking lot and a natural surface trail system is envisioned for this site, with care being taken to avoid disturbing great horned owls and other wildlife that use this habitat. The steep Fossil Creek Reservoir Inlet Ditch is a prominent feature on this former agricultural site, providing open water for wildlife nearly year-round. The southern portion of Eagle View provides a quiet spot for eagles that perch in the trees at the edge of Fossil Creek Reservoir. Great horned owls roost in cottonwoods near the irrigation ditch, and great blue herons, black-crowned night-herons, ferruginous hawks, and prairie falcons are sometimes seen here. Rabbits, coyotes, foxes, and deer also visit this natural area. 

Photos#

Field

Eagle View by Ryan Burke

Flying

Bald Eagle in Flight

Eagle

Bald Eagle

Trails#

Trails are planned. A loop trail around much of the site is planned and a connection to both Fossil Creek Trail and the Poudre Trail will be provided in the future.

Hours#

Not yet open to the public.

Directions#

Site is not yet open to the public. It is near Kechter and Strauss Cabin Rd.

Related Information#