Monthly TRAIL CONDITION Report – December 2019

Entire Trail is open – In the event of an unexpected closure, signage will be placed before and after to notify trail users.  For your safety, do not go around signs and barricades.

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. 

Patchwork – Several small sections of the trail between the Kodak Trailhead and the Kodak Bridge are scheduled for repair as weather allows.  Most will require 2 days to complete.  A go-a-round will be available when possible. 

East of the Kodak Bridge, at mile marker W-8.75, there is a detour where trail users will leave the concrete path for a very short distance, detouring around a flood damaged section.  The detour may be soft and muddy.  Please use caution.  Dismounting is recommended.

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

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

Sheep Draw Natural Area – The City of Greeley is constructing a new 1 mile crusher fines trail in the Sheep Draw Natural Area located next to the Poudre Trail west of 59th Ave.  This new trail will provide walkers and runners the opportunity to enjoy this special natural area. A 3’ wide crusher fines shoulder will be added adjacent to a portion the Poudre Trail as well, effectively widening it to allow walkers, runners and bikers to live in harmony.  Completion date, weather permitting is February 1st.  Please do not use the trail until construction is complete.   

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 970-336-4044; 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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