Once complete, the Poudre River Trail will be over 40 miles in length, from Bellvue, north of Fort Collins, to Island Grove Park in Greeley. The trail is currently in three sections separated by two gaps. An approximately 15-mile section is located in and managed by Fort Collins, a 1-mile section is in Timnath and a 21-mile section is located in unincorporated Larimer County, Windsor, Weld County and Greeley. The Poudre River Trail at River Bluffs Open Space connects to 21 beautiful miles of trail running southeast through wildlife areas and parks. Both Fort Collins and the Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc., a non-profit organization, currently manage sections of the trail.
Completing the Poudre River Trail is one of Larimer County Natural Resources' top priorities. Larimer County and partners are currently working with willing landowners to acquire trail easements and construct the final segments of trail. For more information about the Poudre River Trail, email Zac Wiebe or phone (970) 619-4534.
Project Update: Larimer County, Timnath and Fort Collins built new segments of the Poudre River Trail in 2015. Timnath and Larimer County partnered to build a 0.5-mile segment of trail east of Wal-Mart near I-25 and Harmony Road. Fort Collins built a new segment of the Poudre River Trail through Arapaho Bend Natural Area. Negotiations continue on the construction of a trail underpass at I-25. Project update from Larimer County Engineering