A WHOLE NEW WORLD
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
WELCOME TO A WHOLE New World
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 allows access to the section of the river corridor between Greeley and Windsor in Weld County, Colorado. The Trail 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.
Explore THE TRAIL
The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of a well maintained paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, roller-blading and more. The trail extends from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor where it connects to the trail in Larimer County’s River Bluff’s Open Space. The trail is open to the public and includes informational signs that highlight many of the historical sites and educational opportunities to visit along our trail. There are many locations within Windsor and Greeley to catch the trail. Find your trail. (link find your trail to trail maps)
The Cache la Poudre River Corridor has remained in a semi-natural state even though much of the land around it has been developed for agriculture, housing, retail or industrial purposes. Don’t be surprised if you come across a wide variety of animals that live along the river. Trail users regularly site deer grazing the grasslands or stop to watch an eagle soaring above the cottonwood forests. More than just a trail, the River Corridor is an outdoor adventure for all ages.
RESPECT THE TRAIL
In order for everyone to enjoy their trail experience, there are proper manners for all trail users to exhibit.
- Stay to the right & never use more than half of the trail
- Use caution approaching others with a friendly greeting or bell.
- Yield: Faster yields to slower
- Be respectful of others regardless of activity, speed or skill level
- Your dog is welcome on the trail with a lead attached. Pack out waste.
- Know trail etiquette and follow trail rules. (add link to Trail Etiquette)
- Remember, the trail is for non-motorized use only.
Respect the resources: Look at wildlife from a distance, leave wildflowers and plants for others to enjoy, and stay on the designated trail.
The Poudre River Trail is open to the public, but most of the adjacent land is private property. Please be respectful to property owners that allowed the trail to cross their property.
Practice the “Leave No Trace” principles. Be sensitive to the area, stay on existing trails and pack out at least as much as you take in.
CONNECT WITH THE TRAIL