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Mallard's Nest Natural Area

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Open without issues.


Not only is Mallard's Nest Natural Area along an enjoyable section of Spring Creek Trail, but, as its name suggests, its a good place for duck-watching. The mallards typical quack, quack, quack, blends melodically with the restful sounds of the flowing creek. Remember to just watch, but not feed, the ducks so they don't loose their fear of people and become aggressive.



About 0.4 miles of the paved Spring Creek Trail go through Mallard's Nest Natural Area.


5:00 a.m. 11:00 p.m.


Mallards Nest is along the Spring Creek Trail, between Spring Park and the east Stuart Street underpass. The approximate address is 507 East Stuart Street, Fort Collins. The nearest parking is at Spring Park.

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