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Poudre River Trail - Weld County

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Poudre River Trail - Weld County

LENGTH:

21 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Windsor, Greeley

HIGHLIGHTS:

riparian habitat of the high prairie, birds, cottonwood groves, the Cache la Poudre river, Pelican Lakes Golf Course, local parks, dog park, Island Grove Regional Park

NEARBY TRAILS:

Sheep Draw Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Greeley

Fort Collins

Loveland

Regional Trails

The Poudre River Trail is a 21-mile long paved pathway that stretches between the Town of Windsor and the City of Greeley in Northern Colorado. For the most part the trail is located in Weld County with the exception of the most western portion that is located in Larimer County. The west end of the trail is located 1.3 miles east of Interstate 25.

The trail travels for miles through the natural area alongside the Cache la Poudre River as it meanders across the high prairie. There are numerous lakes, ponds, wetlands and farms along the route. The trail also crosses through residential neighborhoods and parks within Windsor and goes past residential areas on the north side of Greeley.

The Poudre River Trail provides a great way to experience the natural areas of Northern Colorado. There are opportunities to see the native flora of the high prairie as well as the birds and animals that live in this riparian habitat.

Future plans for the trail inlcude extending it to the west for a connection with the Poudre Trail in Fort Collins.

Conditions

The Poudre River Trail is paved its entire route and is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, walking and running. The trail is wide and well maintained, is located away from traffic and congestion and has few road crossings.

Communities

The Poudre River Trail runs to the south side of Windsor and the north side of Greeley.

Points of Interest

The Poudre River Trail goes nearby to the following points of interest:

Ptarmigan Country Club
River Bluffs Open Space
Frank State Wildlife Area
Eastman Park
Pelican Lakes
Pelican Lakes Golf Course
Poudre Learning Center
Signature Bluffs
Poudre River Ranch Natural Area
Rover Run Dog Park
Poudre Ponds Recreational Fishery
Sheep Draw Trail
Island Grove Regional Park
End Points

The west end of the  is located at River Bluffs Open Space along County Road 32 E, 1/4 mile east of S. County Road 3. There is parking and restrooms at this location.

Another trailhead is located along Weld County Road 13, 1/2 mile south of Highway 392 and to the west of Windsor. There is parking at this trailhead, but no restroom.

The east end of the trail is located along N 11th Avenue on the the east side of Island Grove Regional Park on the northeast side of Greeley.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Poudre River Trail in Weld County, Colorado