Natural Areas and Trails

Learn more about the city’s processes for maintaining public spaces. Let’s work together to keep Greeley clean, safe and beautiful.

Greeley has 2,000 acres of natural areas and over 30 miles of trails waiting for you to explore.

Greeley’s natural areas are places where visitors can connect to nature in an up close and personal way. Spend the day on a bike touring the Poudre trail. Watch birds and deer along the river. Stroll through a quiet cottonwood forest with your best two or four-legged friends.

The city’s natural areas are not just a great place for residents to exercise and unwind. Natural areas provide important habitat for local wildlife, assist in improving water quality, and increased resilience to floods. These “ecosystem services” make natural areas a community asset we can all value.

Enjoy Greeley’s natural areas and trails today—they are always in season.

Latest Updates

Missile Site Park and New Natural Area Now Open

Missile Site Park and the natural area accessible from Missile Site Park are both open. Trailhead parking is available at Missile Site Park (10611 CO-257 Spur) and there is a port-a-let at the trailhead. The 2.5 miles of dirt trails are open to walking, running and biking. Dogs are not permitted, except service animals. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.

The property may close briefly when trail conditions are muddy, following rain and snow storms. Always check COTREX (,-104.861321,12.34z/details#activity=bike) for trail conditions and closures before heading out on your adventure.

Use COTREX to check trail status and choose your next visit.

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