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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

Construction is underway near Gateway Natural Area through March 2024 to replace a waterline. Access is closed to a short section of the Poudre River, downstream of Gateway. The Lower Road trail is also closed.

Running Deer

Construction work is taking place now through March 1 to improve the ELC Poudre Flow Restoration Project post-run off.

Soapstone Prairie

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area closed for the season. Soapstone Prairie will reopen on March 1.

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.