Monthly TRAIL CONDITION Report – April 2021

Hello Spring!!!

Spring Runoff That white stuff you see in the mountains will be coming our way.  As the snow melts the river will fill up and in some places along the trail flooding will occur.  The rule of thumb, if you can’t see the trail and/or there is flowing water do not continue forward.  Go to higher ground.    

Prevention - A short section of the Poudre Trail, from the Poudre Learning Center (83rd Ave.) east to the “narrows” will be closed for two days during April.  A detour will be in place to go around this section.  The closure is for preventative work to address winter icing in this area.  For your safety, please do not go around signs or barriers.

Updates

Colorado Blvd. (CR13) – On the west side of Colo. Blvd. a short detour is in place to go around a work site necessary to prepare for a new pedestrian bridge over the river.  On the east side of Colo. Blvd., pipeline work is taking place.  No impact to the trail is anticipated at this time; however, a go around detour will be installed as work progresses.  Please proceed with caution when traveling through this section.

Detour at Raindance The detour is located 1 mile east of Colorado Blvd. and 1/2 mile west of Eastman Park.  The detour follows a gravel utility road and is rough, uneven and can be muddy.  Dismounting is recommended.  The detour passes through private property so please stay on the road.  For your safety, and out of respect for private property owners that allow the Poudre Trail to pass through their property, do not go around signs and barriers.  The detour is due to construction of the new Raindance Golf Course.  A date has not be projected for completion.   

Eastman Park Detour – A short section of the Poudre Trail is closed between the Eastman Park Bridge and 7th Street in Windsor.  The detour will take trail users north around Eastman Park, all off road.  This detour will be in place during the construction of the River Walk project at Eastman Park.  Weather permitting the trail will reopen on May 15th.  For your safety, please do not go around signs and barricades.  Follow progress of this exciting project at https://www.recreationliveshere.com/153/Projects  

Poudre Ponds closureA section of the Poudre Trail between 35th Ave. and 25th Ave. in Greeley is closed. The closure is due to construction at Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery.  Weather permitting this section of the trail is scheduled to reopen on or before April 30.  A completion date for refilling the pond is not available at this time.  For your safety, please do not go around signs or barriers.  Commuters, please find the safest route that meets your needs. 

Featured connecting trail The Kyger Natural Area trail is located between State Highway 392 and County Road 32C (Jacoby Road), west of Colorado Boulevard. The new trail is over a one-mile loop of paved and soft trail around the Kyger Reservoir and provides access to passive trail use, wildlife views, and scenic landscape vistas.  Tip - - the parking area at Kyger can be a great alternative when the River Buffs Trailhead is full.  The trail connects to the Poudre Trail at River Bluffs.

 If you require Emergency Help, call 911 and report the issue along with the information on the nearest trail marker. This will help emergency responders locate you.

For non-emergency situations or if you see something on the trail that needs attention, call or e-mail the trail office at 970-381-6250; poudretrail@greeleygov.com, and leave a message with the information.  It is helpful if you provide your contact information, should the Trail Manager need clarification.

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