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    

tree stumpIt’s time to celebrate the completion of Phase I improvements at Balsam Sports Complex and the East Greeley Natural Area! Come experience the new outdoor activities at these two sites. Enjoy food, live music, create artwork, find giveaways, and enter for some great prizes.  

Saturday, October 2, 2021
3 - 6 p.m.

Main event and ribbon cutting will be held at Discovery Bay Waterpark parking lot, located 715 E 24th Street, with fun activities at both the natural area and park locations adjacent to the outdoor waterpark. 


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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