Poudre Trail – Ft. Collins Section

· Cache la Poudre

Poudre Trail – Ft. Collins Section

This 10-mile paved bike trail follows the Cache la Poudre River, connecting the towns of Bellvue, LaPorte, and Fort Collins, and running through a rich strip of riparian forest. Look for a variety of migrant birds in May, including flashy Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and warblers. Species such as Eastern Kingbird and Western Wood-Pewee may breed side-by-side here. Also look for Red Foxes and Raccoons in the woods. There are a number of parks and other trail connections along this route, allowing for hours of outdoor exploration! The City of Fort Collins plans to expand the corridor east toward I-25 so stay tuned for future opportunities. For a longer day, stop by the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to learn more about the area’s local natural history, as well as see their live black-footed ferrets on display.

County: Larimer

Directions: From I-25 in Fort Collins: exit at CO 14/Mulberry Street and head west 3.3 miles. Make a slight right onto Riverside Avenue, which becomes Jefferson Street. In one mile, go north on US 287/College Avenue to Cherry Street. Head west onto Cherry Street, then west onto Mason Court. Make an immediate turn into the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery parking lot, which has trail access. The trail can also be accessed from other locations, including the CSU Environmental Learning Center.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Municipal
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations.

Parking: Paved parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Fort Collins

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Viewing from paved trail

Latitude: 40.592639
Longitude: -105.078294

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Contact Info:

Poudre Trail: https://www.fcgov.com/parks/trails.php


Drinking FountainYes
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopYes

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