Monthly TRAIL CONDITION report – July 2020

Entire Trail is open – No planned trail closures are scheduled in July.  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.   

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. 

Come Prepared – Bring plenty of drinking water for hot summer days.  Water availability is limited along the Trail.  During the summer season, sunscreen and bug spray is also suggested. 

Mowing - Mowers will yield to pedestrians and bicyclists, but please allow time for the operator to see you first and shut down the spinning blades before passing mowing equipment.  Natural areas are managed to maintain and strengthen non-irrigated native grass species.  This practice is different from neighborhood park settings.   

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;, and leave a message with the information.  It is also helpful if you would leave your contact information, should the Trail Manager need clarification.