Natural Areas and 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

Greeley's Newest Natural Area - Kick-Off and Sneak Peeks

Greeley Natural Areas & Trails Division, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, invites the public to a kick-off celebration for Greeley's Newest Natural Area on Saturday, October 8 at 9 a.m. at Missile Site Park (10611 CO-Spur, Greeley CO). The city is launching a public engagement process for this property and would like you to join us in celebrating. Approximately 1.5 miles of trails will be open for visitors to walk/roll. Bring your walking shoes and trail bike (if you want), and please leave your dog at home. The final departure for a sneak peek walk/roll will be at 12:00 p.m. The event will take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Learn more about this exciting new natural area.

There will also be several opportunities throughout October for the community to come experience the property themselves! A Natural Areas & Trails staff person will walk with visitors through the experience and gather thoughts after they have walked/rolled the trails. Visit the Speak Up Greeley page for more information.

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 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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