Natural Areas & Trails

Greeley has more than 1,000 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

East Greeley Natural Area and Balsam Sports Complex Grand Opening Celebration    

The community celebration for the completion of Phase I improvements at Balsam Sports Complex and the East Greeley Natural Area took place on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Residents experienced first hand the outdoor activities at these two sites, and enjoyed food, live music, artwork, and were entered into a raffle for some great prizes.  

View the ribbon cutting held at Discovery Bay Waterpark in the parking lot, located 715 E 24th Street, and see all fun activities the neighborhood participated in at both the natural area and park locations. 

On March 1st the Greeley City Council approved the new name for this site. It is now called Campo Esperanza - which in English is Hope Field.

Get Outdoors Greeley Strategic Plan


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

Use our Explore Greeley map to see photos and to learn more about locations and amenities included in our outdoor recreational and natural area.

Contact Us

Natural Areas & Trails

321 N 16th Ave
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

970-350-9205 tel

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