The Poudre Learning Center
The Poudre Learning Center (PLC) is a premier facility for interdisciplinary learning focusing on the importance of history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River and Northeastern Colorado. With 65 acres open for the public to explore, the PLC offers easy hiking trails adjacent to the Poudre River, which provides the perfect habitat to attract a diversity of birds and other wildlife. The PLC also offers a variety of nature-based programs and activities for schools and people of all ages! Look for Bald Eagles in the large trees along the river, as well as the usual suite of breeding species during the summer, and migrant sparrows and warblers during the spring and fall. Two smaller ponds can occasionally host small numbers of waterfowl. The Poudre River Trail can also be accessed from the parking lot.
Directions: From I-25: take exit 257, US Hwy 34/Eisenhower Blvd. and head east towards Greeley. Use the right 2 lanes to continue on US Hwy 34 toward 10th St./Greeley/Business Route. Continue on US Hwy 34/10th St. to 83rd Ave. Go north on 83rd Ave. for 1.3 miles to CO 62/F St. Head west on CO 62/F St. at the eagle tower. The PLC is located immediately on the north.
Dates of Access: Open all year (closures during certain school holiday periods and special events)
Hours: Learning Center: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM, M-F;. Grounds: Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days a week
Restrictions: Please respect private property
Parking: Paved parking area
Lodging: Hotels in Greeley
Handicapped Access: Some handicap access to the learning center and some trails