Monthly TRAIL CONDITION Report – December 2020

Three sections of the Poudre Trail will be impacted by construction in December:

  1. Poudre Ponds closure – A section of the Poudre Trail between 35th and 25th Ave. in Greeley is closed. The closure is due to construction at Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery.
  1. 95th closure – The Poudre Trail will be closed to both eastbound and westbound trail users at 95th Ave. in Greeley. The location is 1 mile west of the Poudre Learning Center and 4 miles east of the Kodak Trailhead.  The closure is due to a culvert replacement project.  The project is scheduled to begin on December 7th and take 30 days; weather permitting.  Because the project crosses the entire Poudre Trail right-of-way, trail users will not be able to go around the construction site.
  1. Eastman Park Detour – A short section of the Poudre Trail is closed between 7th Street in Windsor, west to the bridge. 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.  For your safety, please do not go around signs and barricades.  Follow progress of this exciting project at https://www.recreationliveshere.com/153/Projects

For your safety, please do not go around signs or barriers.  Commuters, please find the safest route that meets your needs. 

Highway 257 crossing - Use caution at all road crossings.  Be especially alert at this high-speed highway.  Assume cars will not stop.  Do not let the crossing lights give you a false sense of security.

Dirt road crossing – Approximately 1 mile west of Eastman Park in Windsor the trail crosses a dirt access road.  This road can be muddy, frozen or have deep ruts.  Please cross with caution.  Dismounting is recommended.

Frank State Trailhead at Colorado Blvd. – Pipeline work is taking place at this location.  No impact to the trail is anticipated at this time; however, a “go-a-round” detour will be installed as work progresses.  Please proceed with caution when traveling through this section.

Winter Conditions - For your safety, please practice good judgement when using the trail during winter months.  Trail crews will clear the trail as quickly as possible following a winter storm.   Black ice is common in winter months, especially during cycles of freeze and thaw.  If it looks wet, it may be icy. 

COVID 19 – The Poudre Trail is a place where people can continue to be physically active and find respite while practicing social distancing.

  • Keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Do not touch public surfaces, such as benches or water fountains, unless necessary.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after outdoor recreation and after touching any public surfaces.
  • “Porta Potty” restrooms do not have running water.  Trail users are encouraged to bring disinfectant wipes or other supplies they deem appropriate.
  • Masks are encouraged for the benefit of all trail users.
  • If you are sick, you should stay home.

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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