Project Update (March 2020): Larimer County, Timnath and Fort Collins built new segments of the Poudre River Trail in 2015 which included Timnath and Larimer County partnering to build a 0.5-mile segment of trail east of Wal-Mart near I-25 and Harmony Road and Fort Collins building a new segment of the Poudre River Trail through Arapaho Bend Natural Area.

Project partners were successful in 2019 in obtaining a GOCO grant to complete trail connections. The trail is scheduled to be completely connected by the end of 2022, including a new underpass at I-25.  Project 5025 update from Larimer County Engineering.

Completing the Poudre River Trail is one of Larimer County Natural Resources' top priorities. Once complete, the Poudre River Trail will be over 40 miles in length, from Bellvue, north of Fort Collins, to Island Grove Park in Greeley.

The trail is currently in three sections separated by two gaps (see Gap Map). An approximately 15-mile section is located in and managed by Fort Collins, a 1-mile section is in Timnath and a 21-mile section is located in unincorporated Larimer County, Windsor, Weld County and Greeley. The Poudre River Trail at River Bluffs Open Space connects to 21 beautiful miles of trail running southeast through wildlife areas and parks. Both Fort Collins and the Poudre River Trail Corridor, Inc., a non-profit organization, currently manage sections of the trail.

Larimer County and partners are currently working with willing landowners to acquire trail easements and construct the final segments of trail. For more information about the Poudre River Trail, email Zac Wiebe or phone (970) 619-4534.