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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: https://trails.colorado.gov/

Trail Conditions #

Natural Area Status & Details
Bobcat Ridge

Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is closed May 28 and 29 to complete maintenance aimed at improving visitor experiences.

Fossil Creek Reservoir

The Carpenter Trail at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area is closed until further notice for maintenance. The trail is being resurfaced to reestablish its accessible status.

Soapstone Prairie

Plover Trail closed April 1 through July 15. This closure occurs annually to minimize impact to nesting birds.

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:

  • COTREX
  • 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.