Monthly TRAIL CONDITION Report – November 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.

Along highway 257 in Windsor – A project to address the buckling situation along the Trail from the highway 257 crossing to Water Valley is planned for November.  During construction the trail section along 257 will be closed.  A detour will be in place to connect the Trail through Water Valley.  A start date has not been determined.  For your safety, do not go around signs and barricades.   

New Soft Surface Trail – The City of Greeley will be 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. J The project will begin November 1st.  For your safety, do not go around signs or barricades.

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.

Winter conditions – Be prepared for changing weather conditions including ice on the trail.  If it looks wet, it may be icy.

New Bike Repair Station now open – Thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by Brennan Truitt we now have a new bike pump and repair station located at the rest area west of 95th Ave.  The project included, not only the repair station, but a total renovation of this popular rest area.

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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