Take a Tour of the Poudre River Trail
The Cache la Poudre River is rich in history and is the lifeblood for water resources in the Northern Colorado Region. The Poudre River Trail Corridor is the section of the river between Greeley and Windsor in Weld County, Colorado.
It is a wide paved path with gentle grades that is away from road noise and busy intersections. It allows those that use the trail to enjoy the natural beauty of the meandering river and the stands of cottonwood trees and wetland meadows that line its banks.
For more information about the different sections of the trail along with the geology and history of each section, visit our Poudre River Trail Story Posts and Trail Section Descriptions.
Poudre River Trailhead Map
Click on the Trailhead name on the map, or on the list below, to get to the page with details of that section of the trail and a localized map of where to park and other amenities. The miles indicate the approximate distance between trailheads. Note: North is to the left. The top of the map is the East end of Greely and the bottom of the map is the West end of Windsor and Interstate 25.
Island Grove Park Trailhead
This is a large park on the Northeast side of Greeley with mature trees, picnic areas, restroom facilities, parking and water fountains.
Poudre Ponds Recreation Fishery Trailhead
This 90-acre recreational fishery is open to the public for gasless boating, fishing, leashed dog walking and other activities. There is parking and a restroom at this trailhead.
Rover Run Dog Park Trailhead
Let Fido run free in this three-acre fenced area complete with plenty of parking, doggie waste bags, picnic tables and an overhead shelter.
Poudre River Ranch Natural Area Trailhead
This 86-acre natural area on the Poudre River has restroom facilities, parking and a little red barn. The rest is pure and wild with plenty of wildlife.
The Poudre River Learning Center Trailhead
Bring the kids to this premier facility focusing on the history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River. There is parking and a restroom at this trailhead.
Kodak Watchable Wildlife Area Trailhead
Wild Turkey, deer and other critters abound amoungst mature cottonwood stands. To the Northeast of the wildlife area there is a parking lot and restroom just East off of Highway 257.
Eastman Park Trailhead
A 25-acre turf-covered park with a picnic pavilion, parking, restrooms, drinking fountain, soccer fields, playgrounds, fishing pond and skate park.
Frank State Wildlife Area Trailhead
Fish for large-mouth bass and catfish or watch the abundant wildlife including bird watching for White Pelicans, Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles and other species. There is parking provided here in a small area just on the East side of Weld County Road 13.
River Bluffs Open Space Trailhead
Larimer County tied onto the Weld County section of the Poudre River Trail with a section of trail through River Bluffs Open Space. The trail now extends to the North with an underpass going under Highway 392. This section leads to a nice tree shaded parking area, restrooms with running water and a drinking fountain. It can be accessed off of Larimer County Road 32E and Weld County Road 13.
Open Oct. 22, 2014: Sheep Draw Trail
Now you can connect to the Poudre River Trail via. Sheep Draw Trail in West Greeley. Sheep Draw Trail extends from 71st Avenue (just south of W. 10th Street), past the Greeley Family FunPlex in Two Rivers Community Park, all the way to the Poudre River Trail. There are convenient underpasses at 10th Street and 4th Street. The junction of the two trails is just east of 59th Avenue and north of F Street.
You can park at the Greeley Family FunPlex or other parking areas in Two Rivers Community Park, and take the paved paths to access Sheep Draw Trail which runs through open spaces north of the park.