City of Fort Collins

Trail System Status

Fort Collins Trail Although we attempt to keep the status of the trails updated for your convenience, sometimes closures happen quickly for safety concerns, and may not be updated on this page.

When you come upon barricades, please obey the detours. This can be an inconvenience but they are in place for your safety. Always be aware of the possibility of high water along the river and use caution when traveling along the trail at underpasses.


Reminder: This time of year, we encounter the thaw/freeze effect of melting snow along the trail system including bridges and underpasses. Please use caution as you travel the trails and be aware of possible icy conditions especially in shady areas and/or in the early mornings or evening hours. As always, please obey any barricades and/or detours as they are in place for your safety.


Reminder: The Poudre River and Spring Creek can flood the trails during a heavy rain. Please be aware of low areas and underpasses on the trails during a rain event. The Parks staff watches for any flooding and will post warnings and detours in areas of concern as soon as is possible, but individuals need to be aware and prepared to use alternate routes in case of flooding. Please obey the detours as they are in place for your safety.

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Mason Trail Detour Map

Poudre Trail Detour Map - Vine Outfall Project

Status Trail
Open Fossil Creek Trail
Open Mason Trail
Partial closure Poudre Trail view closure details
POSTED: Wed, April 16: Please be advised of construction equipment along the Poudre Trail between Timberline Ave. and Sharpe Point Drive. A concrete contractor will be replacing flood-related damaged concrete, and will need to have the trail detoured at times for safety. Work is expected to last 1 week. Please obey trail closures and detours in the area.

POSTED: Wed, April 9: The Poudre Trail will be closed on Monday, April 14 for approximately 3 days, between College Avenue and the Northside Aztlan Center for some drilling work. Please obey barricades and any detours.

POSTED: Wed, Mar 19: The trailhead parking lot at Lions Open Space, along the Poudre Trail, will be closed for flood-related construction activities starting March 24th until April 21. There will also be a soft trail detour in place through the parking lot for trail users to circumvent the construction area during this period.

POSTED: Thursday, Feb 6: The Poudre Trail will be closed from Taft Hill Road to Lee Martinez Park starting Monday, February 17 thru June 1st for the Vine Outfall Project. Detours will be place.

Posted 3/28: An additional detour on the Poudre Trail in the ELC area will be taking place on March 31 for approximately 2 weeks due to infrastructure maintenance.

A minor detour is still in place from the flood:
- The detour is along the section of trail between the trailhead at Sharpe Point Dr. and the Environmental Learning Center. It is in place to circumvent the section of damaged trail/eroded river bank. The detour is 200 yards in length, and is mowed soft surface trail.

Open Power Trail
Open Redwood Trail
Open Rendezvous Trail
Open Spring Creek Trail
Looking for a bike trail map? Please visit our bicycling website.

2014 Trail Events

Please note that walks/runs will occur on various sections of the trails throughout the year. Please be cautious of large groups on the following dates:

Information coming soon.

Updated as of November 22, 2013


To report problems along the trail system, contact Parks main office at 970-221-6660 or email parkshop@fcgov.com.

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