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Red Fox Meadows Natural Area#

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Trail Status

Open without issues.


Red Fox Meadows is a neighborhood natural area and an stormwater detention site. There is something for both people and wildlife here: improved habitat for wildlife, trails and reduced flood risk for people. You'll want to check out the new parking lot near the intersection of Prospect and Taft Hill roads, the outdoor classroom boardwalk and Barb McKee's Art in Public Places piece featuring a heron and cattails in the outfall structure.

More About Canal Importation Ponds & Outfall (CIPO)#

The goals of the CIPO project are to protect people and properties from flooding; take homes out of the City-regulated floodplain through improvements; and restore and enhance affected wildlife habitat and natural areas.

Red Fox Meadows is designed and managed to:

  • Increase local flood protection
  • Prevent stormwater pollution
  • Improve water quality in streams and groundwater
  • Enhance wildlife habitat
  • Provide recreational and educational opportunities.


Misty Morning

Misty Morning, Red Fox Meadows by Lin Wilder


About one mile of flat soft surface trail.  Trail map here (pdf).


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


The parking lot is just south of the Prospect/Taft Hill Road intersection at approximately 1809 Longworth Drive.

Events and Activities#

  • Free educational activities and events in June-October are listed in the Natural Areas Explorer booklet guide.
  • Last minute activity additions, trail recommendations and events offered between November-May are in our free monthly electronic newsletter- sign up on this page.
  • Free educational programs at Red Fox Meadows Natural Area are available for groups by request, call the Master Naturalist Program at 970-224-6118 or email .

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