Natural Areas and Trails


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 & trails today—they are always in season.

Latest Updates

Pardon Our Progress, Trail Construction Underway

The Greeley #3 Canal Trail is being extended from 4th St. south to Madison Elementary School and from 35th Ave. west to the Larson Trail. Construction is set to begin in late 2022 and wrap up in spring 2023. For your safety, please stay out of the construction areas.

When completed, this trail will connect north Greeley residents to local schools, parks and more!

Read more about this project.


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Get Outdoors Greeley Strategic Plan

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Natural Areas & Trails has completed the first five-year strategic plan for the division. Click here to review the plan.

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

How are we doing?

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