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River's Edge Natural Area

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Trail Status

Open without issues.


River's Edge provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Cache La Poudre River. You might spot a red fox or deer, see a kingfisher or a mallard family float by. Rivers Edge Natural Area is part of a complex of parks and natural areas that create a natural green corridor along the river. Its a great natural escape just blocks from Downtown Fort Collins.



0.1 mile soft surface


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


Parking at the west end of Woodlawn Drive (at approximately 300 Woodlawn Drive, Fort Collins); trail access from Lee Martinez Park and Salyer Natural Area.

Activities and Events

  • Free educational activities and events in June-October are listed in Tracks & Trails booklet guide.
  • Last minute activity additions, trail recommendations and events offered between November-May are in our free monthly electronic newsletter- sign up in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
  • Free educational programs at River's Edge Natural Area are available for groups by request, call the Master Naturalist Program at 970-224-6118 or email c2tlbm5leUBmY2dvdi5jb20= .

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