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Natural Areas Trail Conditions and Finder

This page will be updated as conditions change.

To keep up with the latest trail closures visit COTREX:

Trail Conditions #

Natural Area Status & Details
Bobcat Ridge

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area remains closed until further notice. The closure is anticipated to last through June 9. The trail and parking lot damage is due to the combination of recent flooding and the Cameron Peak Fire effects. Respect the closure as repairs take place.


Watch for crews and volunteers who will be performing trail maintenance at Maxwell Natural Area this year. Work will occur in two phases; first, repairs to the trail tread in Maxwells lower valley will happen during seasonal wet and muddy trail closures. A second phase will occur in late spring and includes completing a trail realignment and trail tread repair work in Maxwells upper basin. The goals of these projects are to improve overall trail sustainability and visitor safety. No trail closures are planned.


Pineridge Natural Area and trails OPEN, but watch out for mud on the south end.

Soapstone Prairie

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area open March 1 through November 30

Two Creeks

Restoration Project Through July 2023: Visitors will see heavy equipment moving earth in the Mail Creek drainage as part of rehabilitation work. The goal is to improve the health of the watershed, and improve habitat and water quality. Trail closures are expected during construction, signage and detours will be posted. Learn more at

All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!

Parking Lot Cameras #

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Webcam

Coyote Ridge Natural Area Webcam

Gateway Natural Area Parking Lot Webcam

Gateway Natural Area Entrance Webcam

Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Michaud Lane Parking Lot Webcam

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How To Learn More #

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

  • You can call the on-duty Ranger, 970-416-2147

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 COTREX.