Southeast Fort Collins

River Bluffs Open Space is a small but spectacular open space that provides something for all, human and wildlife alike. The Poudre River is its signature feature and provides one half mile of pools and riffles for ducks, other waterfowl, wading birds, and curious anglers. Raptors such as red-tailed hawks and great horned owls also call River Bluffs home.

The Poudre River Trail at River Bluffs Open Space connects to 21 beautiful miles of trail running southeast through wildlife areas and parks. All non-motorized activities including walking, biking and inline skating are allowed at River Bluffs Open Space. Picnic tables and river access provide a great setting to relax and enjoy the Poudre River.

The paved trail through River Bluffs Open Space is a segment of the larger Poudre River Trail located in Fort Collins, Timnath, Windsor, Weld County and Greeley.

River Restoration Project

Restoration work is needed to make the Cache la Poudre River and surrounding lands at River Bluffs Open Space more resilient during flooding and ensure they provide healthy habitat for fish and wildlife. Click below to view the restoration plan.

Conceptual River Restoration Project

Trail Map (627.33 KB)
 

Features

Accessible Activities
Biking
Drinking Water
Fishing
Hiking
Picnic Area
Restroom

Accordion

Map
River Bluffs Open Space
6101 East County Road 32E
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Directions from I-25:

  1. Take Exit 262 east bound for 1.5 miles to County Road 3.
  2. Go north on County Road 3 for 0.5 miles to County Road 32E.
  3. Go east on County Road 32E for 0.3 miles to the entrance of River Bluffs on the right.

Directions from Windsor:

  1. From 7th Street, take State Highway 392 for 2 miles to County Road 13.
  2. Go north on County Road 13 for 0.5 miles to County Road 32E.
  3. Go west on County Road 32E for 0.75 miles to the entrance of River Bluffs on the left.