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Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, Michaud Lane Parking Lot Webcam

    Last updated: Jan 16, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Natural Area Status & Details
Bobcat Ridge
Open with icy and muddy patches. Traction devices recommended. Horse and bike use not recommended. Please ride or walk through mud to prevent trail widening and resource damage. Alert from Rangers: Do not leave valuables in vehicles. An increase in break-ins has been happening at natural area parking lots. Thieves are stealing cash and credit cards in visible bags, often leaving empty wallets. Contact police if you see suspicious persons or activity (non-emergency 970-221-6540) or 911 if a crime is in progress.
Coyote Ridge
The trail will be closed from the parking lot to the cabin on Tues. Jan. 21 and Wed. Jan. 22 for grading for safety and drainage.
Alert: Do not leave valuables in vehicles. An increase in break-ins has been happening at natural area parking lots. Thieves are stealing cash and credit cards in visible bags, often leaving empty wallets. Contact police if you see suspicious persons or activity (non-emergency 970-221-6540) or 911 if a crime is in progress.
Flores del Sol
Not yet open to the public.
Homestead
The Poudre Trail is closed from Lincoln Avenue to Mulberry Street thru March 2020 due to Poudre River streambank stabilization and trail realignment work performed by the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department. A posted trail detour is in place along Lincoln Avenue and Lemay Avenue.
Maxwell
Open with a few icy and muddy patches. Use caution and please go THROUGH the mud to prevent trail widening. Alert from Rangers: Do not leave valuables in vehicles. An increase in break-ins has been happening at natural area parking lots. Thieves are stealing cash and credit cards in visible bags, often leaving empty wallets. Contact police if you see suspicious persons or activity (non-emergency 970-221-6540) or 911 if a crime is in progress.
Pineridge
Open. Timber Trail is CLOSED due to wet and muddy conditions. Alert from Rangers: Do not leave valuables in vehicles. An increase in break-ins has been happening at natural area parking lots. Thieves are stealing cash and credit cards in visible bags, often leaving empty wallets. Contact police if you see suspicious persons or activity (non-emergency 970-221-6540) or 911 if a crime is in progress.
Reservoir Ridge
Open with some icy and muddy patches. Use caution and go THROUGH the mud to prevent trail widening. Alert from Rangers: Do not leave valuables in vehicles. An increase in break-ins has been happening at natural area parking lots. Thieves are stealing cash and credit cards in visible bags, often leaving empty wallets. Contact police if you see suspicious persons or activity (non-emergency 970-221-6540) or 911 if a crime is in progress.
Soapstone Prairie
Soapstone's annual winter closure is now in effect. Soapstone will be closed from 12/1/2019 through 2/29/2020. Soapstone will re-open on 3/1/2020 pending weather.
Soaring Vista
Not yet open to the public.
Topminnow
Not yet open to the public.
Udall
Streambank stabilization work is being done now through mid-March at Udall Natural Area. Watch for vehicles and construction equipment. The Poudre Trail is closed from Lincoln Avenue to Mulberry Street thru March 2020 due to Poudre River streambank stabilization and trail realignment work performed by the City of Fort Collins Utilities Department. A posted trail detour is in place along Lincoln Avenue and Lemay Avenue.
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.