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    Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Natural Area Status & Details
Arapaho Bend
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Bobcat Ridge
OPEN. The restrooms are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice. Note that the parking lot may reach capacity daily. Please check status above, and come at a different time or another day if lot is full. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed.
Cathy Fromme Prairie
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Coyote Ridge
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Flores del Sol
Not yet open to the public.
Fossil Creek Reservoir
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Gateway
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice. Entry fees at Gateway are not being collected until further notice.
Maxwell
Maxwell Natural Area open.The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
North Shields Ponds
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Pineridge
Pineridge Natural Area is open. Please travel through rather than around any muddy areas on the Timber Trail to prevent trail widening and damage to vegetation. The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Red Fox Meadows
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Reservoir Ridge
Open. The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Riverbend Ponds
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Running Deer
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Shields St. River Access
The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Soapstone Prairie
Soapstone is OPEN, dawn to dusk. The Plover trail is closed until July 15 for Mountain Plover nesting. The restrooms at City of Fort Collins Natural Areas are CLOSED due to COVID 19 until further notice.
Topminnow
Not yet open to the public.
All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!

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Rangers monitor conditions at closed trails daily, and reopen as soon as conditions allow. Trail closures are posted here and:

Paved trails such as the Spring Creek Trail, Mason Trail and Poudre River Trail are managed by City of Fort Collins Parks. Conditions are posted on NoCo Trail Report.