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Poudre River Trail Corridor

Location Greeley through to Windsor, in Weld County, CO.
State(s) Colorado
Counties Weld
Type Fitness Trail
Nature Trail
Urban Trail
Length 21.50 Miles / 34.60 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Fishing
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Skateboarding
Wildlife Observation
Agency Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: Corn fields to the north, Kodak wildlife area to the south, and the Rocky Mountains to the west
Corn fields to the north, Kodak wildlife area to the south, and the Rocky Mountains to the west

Stretching between the cities of Greeley and Windsor, the Poudre River Trail gives one a sense of what makes the high plains of Colorado special. The 10-foot wide concrete trail meanders over 21 miles along the Cache la Poudre River in Northern Colorado, eventually to connect to the Poudre Trail further upstream in Ft. Collins. It travels through riparian habitat, agricultural crops, and natural prairie. Wildlife is abundant along the river with opportunities to view and photograph wild turkeys, deer, bald eagles, pheasant, muskrats, and beaver. As one winds along the trail gazing west are the purple mountains in all their majesty, to the east are the fruited plains. Looking to the south, one can witness the state's strong economy and growth and to the north are rich fields that inspired Horace Greeley's famous directive to "Go west young man, go west".

Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc. came into existence from an intergovernmental agreement between Weld County, the Town of Windsor, and the City of Greeley. This partnership has been a model example of communities working together to provide the public an incredible amenity. Through the non-profit board's direction and tireless efforts, the trail has been pieced together over a 14 year period. Now the non-profit is coordinating with Larimer County as they, along with other government entities in that county continue the work to extend the trail west to connect to the existing trail in Fort Collins, CO.

The uniq (Continued...)

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Sunrise - Time Closes: Sunset

Directions

Many access points in between Windsor and Greeley east of I-25 and North of HWY 34.

 

Additional Information

Width: 120 inches.

Primary Surface: Concrete

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 2%

Elevation Low Point: 4800

Elevation High Point: 4653

Year Designated: 2002

Date Last Updated: 02/21/2013

 

Contact Information

Other:
Mike Ketterling
Trail Board Chair
Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc.
1100 10th St., Ste. 202
Greeley , CO 80631
(970) 336-4044
poudretrail@greeleygov.com
http://www.poudretrail.org

Trail Management:
Mike Sidwell
Poudre River Trail Manager
Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc.
1100 10th St., Ste. 202
Greeley , CO 80631
(970) 336-4044
poudretrail@greeleygov.com
http://www.poudretrail.org

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Poudre River Trail Corridor Website View/Download

 

 

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