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PLEASE OBSERVE CLOSED SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL

p>There have been instances of people not observing the closed sections and removing the barriers/tape/signs.If the trail has tape across it, there is a reason. For your own safety and the safety of others, please stay out of the closed areas of the trail. Leave the closure tape and signs so that others know to stay out of these areas.

NOTICE OF PARTIAL TRAIL CLOSURE

*** POUDRE RIVER TRAIL STATUS 5-23-16 **

From River Bluffs trailhead east to mile marker 6.5 (On the Kodak section) the trail is open.

Mm 6.5 (on Kodak section) east to mm 8.5 (the Kodak bridge) trail is closed.

Mm 8.5 to mm 12.0 (east of the bridge over the #3 ditch) trail is open.

Mm 12.0 (east of the #3 ditch bridge) east to the intersection of the Sheep Draw Trail with the Poudre River Trail (mm 13.75) trail is closed.

From the Sheep Draw Trail intersection with the Poudre River Trail all the way east to Island Grove Park, the trail is open.

General Conditions of the trail

  • The trail is paved the entire length. The grades on the trail are mild with only a few small hills.
  • There are multiple places to access the trail. Please only access the trail from safe designated access points. Do not cross private property to get to the trail. Park your car in designated parking areas.
  • The trail has long stretches without road intersections, but where it does cross streets or highways please use caution, especially with children and pets.
  • Restrooms and drinking water are available at Island Grove Park, Eastman Park and at the River Bluffs Open Space trailhead in Larimer County
  • Portable toilets are located at every parking lot along the trail, see the Interactive Trail Map for exact locations.
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergencies. For major emergencies call 911. Granite trail markers are located every 1/4 mile along the trail. Use these to inform emergency responders of your location.
  • Click to read more about our Trail Locator System.
  • Maintenance Vehicles and Crews may be present on the trail, especially in the spring and summer in order to keep the trail looking great. Maintenance equipment makes it difficult sometimes for crews to always notice trail users. Please take caution when passing them.
  • Flooding may occur along the river during the early summer season and during rain storms. The trail may be closed during these times.
  • The trail is not maintained during the winter. Icy and snowy conditions may exist, especially in shady areas. Travel at your own risk.
  • Come prepared. Plan ahead and bring appropriate clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and bring plenty of drinking water.
  • During the summer season, the trail experiences temperatures over 100 degrees at times. Plan accordingly, and avoid travelling on the trail during the middle of the day if possible. Hats, sun-screen and bug-spray are suggested.
  • Wildlife may be present on the trail, including deer, foxes, snakes, birds-of-prey, raccoons, porcupines, wild turkeys, etc. Stay a safe distance from all wildlife. Keeps pets and children close to you.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please respect wildlife and other trail users by being a responsible dog owner and picking up after your pup.
  • Many sections of the trail are remote and away from roadways. Only venture in as far as you can venture back.
  • For non-emergency situations or if you see something on the trail that needs attention, call the trail office at 970-336-4044. Leave a message with the information. Please leave your name and contact information if the trail management needs clarification about the issue.