Poudre River Trail

Trail Map

Description Suggest an Edit

The Poudre River Trail tracks a 21-mile, scenic course along Cache la Poudre River between Windsor and Greeley. The paved trail is popular with hikers, runners, cyclists and inline skaters. The path is wide with gently grades, passing through a forested corridor and among scenic open spaces, where wildflowers bloom in spring and summer. Passing through several parks and natural areas, the trail offers plenty of recreational opportunities, including wildlife watching, fishing and picnicking. You'll also find plenty of historical sites and educational sites to visit along our trail.

There are plans to connect the Poudre River Trail to the Poudre Trail in Fort Collins, and construction is already underway, with the hope of completion by 2015.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the trail at several locations, including:

*Island Grove Park: (1 mile Trail Section)
*71st Avenue: (1 mile north of 4th Street)
*83rd Avenue: (1.5 miles north of 10th Street/ hwy34 business)
*Kodak: hwy 257 turn right at the farmhouse before the Kodak headquarters

For more trailhead locations, visit the Poudre River Trail website.


The flooding cut us short

   May, 2016 by blu109 2013

...read more

A great trail that connects you to 4 other long trails, A MUST DO!

   May, 2015 by jontona

What a great place to ride and visit!! Recommend Fort Collins as a play to have a great time. Stayed at the Armstrong Hotel right on S. College and Olive. Great food, jazz, crowds of folks. Our goPro clip is on youtube at: https://youtu.be/WHYe3GRWAig. Poudre ...read more

Favorite Trail in Colorado

   September, 2013 by debgarrity

I love riding this trail round-trip from Windsor to Greeley & back. Have ridden in it in all seasons on my road bike - so much wild life to see, beautiful scenery, and never crowded. The only caution is you need not just one but a few spare tubes in the ...read more