Natural Areas Trail Conditions and Finder
This page will be updated as conditions change.
Trail Conditions #
|Natural Area Status & Details|
DANGER - Toxic algae is present in Merganser Pond. Merganser Pond is closed to full body contact. Stay out of the pond and keep your pets out of the pond. If you come into contact with the water, shower immediately. Fishing and boating are still permitted.
Construction is underway in the area of the CSU Environmental Learning Center (ELC) and Running Deer Natural Area to protect a City water right and improve habitat. Please avoid the construction zone. For more info visit https://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/elc
Soapstone Prairie is closed from December through February and will reopen on March 1, 2023. Thank you for respecting the closure.
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.