River Bluffs Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 2/28/2014

Current Conditions

photo from park
River Bluffs trail head. (photo by Larimer County Ranger)
Park situation


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Trail conditions
All trails are open. The area downstream from the trailhead is closed for nesting raptors. It will reopen after fledging. The bathroom has been closed for the winter.  Drinking water is available at the trailhead.

Mule deer, white-tailed deer, fox, and coyotes can all be seen wandering through this area. There is a prairie dog colony on the east side of the open space. The prairie dogs are a consistent food source for the raptors including the local bald eagles.

Bird sightings
Great horned owls, red-tailed hawks, and bald eagles are residents of River Bluffs Open Space. Various waterfowl enjoy the habitat of the Poudre River including wood ducks, teal, shovelers, mallards, and mergansers.

Weather conditions can change rapidly. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing, and be prepared for cold and wet weather.  The paved trail will be plowed when we receive more than two to four inches of snow. 

See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.