Sheep Draw Natural Area Nature Trail
Thanks to a grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s State Trails program, the Natural Areas & Trails Division is working on a new soft-surface nature trail in Sheep Draw Natural Area. The nature trail will be open for public use by summer 2020. This one-mile soft surface trail winds around the site providing an opportunity to see and enjoy this natural area. The trail route features a boardwalk across a wetland slough, unique sandstone benches from a local quarry, and interpretive signs that provide an opportunity to learn more about this ecosystem and the plants and animals that call it home. The nature trail is accessible from the Poudre River Trail and is open to walkers, runners and cyclists. A new 3-foot wide soft-surface trail shoulder will be installed in the spring along the Poudre River Trail between the two nature trail access points to provide a full-loop of soft-surface trail for runners.
Please stay on the trail at all times and practice good trail etiquette.
McCloskey Natural Area Trailhead
Another grant from the State Trails program has provided funding to enlarge and improve the trailhead. The new parking area was completed last fall and increases parking from nine vehicles to nearly 30. Additional work will be done this spring/summer to install a portalet, picnic tables, benches, interpretive sign and landscaping.
Signature Bluffs Ecosystem Restoration Project
Curious about what’s happening with the recently installed project at Signature Bluffs Natural Area? Check it out: