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Natural Areas Trail Conditions

    Last updated: Dec 28, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Natural Area Status & Details
Fossil Creek Reservoir
The Cattail Flats Trail is OPEN as most eagles have been roosting on the north side of the reservoir.
Kingfisher Point
The restoration project at Kingfisher Point Natural Area will connect a stretch of the Cache la Poudre River to its floodplain and improve habitat. At Gadwall Pond, wetlands are being created and habitat will be enhanced. Visitors to the Poudre Trail might see heavy equipment and construction, but no trail closures are necessary. Restoration projects are one example of how residents and the Natural Areas Department conserve and care for natural areas now and for future generations.
Soapstone Prairie
Soapstone Prairie is now closed for the season. It will reopen on March 1, 2019.
Soaring Vista
Not yet open to the public.
All other trails are open! Enjoy your natural areas!

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Webcam

Coyote Ridge Natural Area Webcam

How To Learn More

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.