Monthly TRAIL CONDITION Report – March 2021

New Closure Alert – A short section of the Poudre Trail, between the Poudre learning Center (83rd Ave.) and the Red Barn (71st Ave.), will be closed on March 4th and 5th.  A detour will be in place to go around this section.  The closure is necessary to safely remove downed trees along the river.  For your safety, please do not go around signs or barriers.

Colorado Blvd. (CR13) – On the west side of Colo. Blvd. a detour will be installed to go around a work site necessary to prepare for a new pedestrian bridge over the river.  The current plan is to start the work early in March.  It is expected to take 30 days.  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 and uneven.  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.

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.  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 closure – A 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.  This is an extended closure.  A completion date 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. 

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.

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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