The Poudre Trail in Fort Collins follows the meandering course of the Poudre River from the Bellevue Watson Fish Hatchery to Colorado State University's Environmental Learning Center on East Drake. The trail passes through wooded corridors and among agricultural and natural areas, small lakes and holding ponds, parks and light industrial sites. There are plans to extend the Poudre Trail at its southern terminus east toward I-25.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking for the Poudre Trail is available at the school in Laporte (along US 287B); at Lyons Park (N. Overland Trail road); near the trail's intersection with Taft Hill Rd./CR 19; by the Farm at Lee Martinez Park off N. Sherwood St. and at the nearby Mason Ct. and Cherry St.; at Udall Natural Area (E. Lincoln near Riverside avenues); off Sharp Point Dr. south of Prospect; and at CSU's Enrivonmental Learning Center (2400 South County Road 9).
Goes to Greeley now
On my last trip to Greeley I walked a section of this trail. It is now very lengthy and beautiful! I had ridden some of the sections in Fort Collins about a decade ago and found this trail to be a very nice ride.
Poudre Ft Collins
Great family outing. Flat, wide paved trail along the river, but close to town. Lots of scenery.
Poudre River Trail extension
This trail now extends 2 miles west to the Watson Lake fish hatchery and the hamlet of Bellvue.