Poudre River Trail Corridor
A 21-mile paved recreation trail that wanders along the majestic Cache la Poudre River from Greeley to Windsor through Weld County, Colorado.


Trail Re-opened:

The section of the Poudre River Trail that was closed for the waterline construction has been re-opened as of 11:30 am 12/10/14.

There is about 80' of gravel where the pavement was torn up.

This stretch of gravel will remain for some time until crews can lay new pavement. It is located near mile marker W-8, near the Kodak Bridge and about 2.5 miles east of the Kodak Trailhead on Highway 257.

Those trail users that are riding road bikes with narrow tires may decide to walk their bikes through the gravel section.

General Conditions of the trail

  • The trail is paved the entire length. The grades on the trail are mild with only a few small hills.
  • There are multiple places to access the trail. Please only access the trail from safe designated access points. Do not cross private property to get to the trail. Park your car in designated parking areas.
  • The trail has long stretches without road intersections, but where it does cross streets or highways please use caution, especially with children and pets.
  • Restrooms and drinking water are available at Island Grove Park, Eastman Park and at the River Bluffs Open Space trailhead in Larimer County
  • Portable toilets are located at every parking lot along the trail, see the Interactive Trail Map for exact locations.
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergencies. For major emergencies call 911. Granite trail markers are located every 1/4 mile along the trail. Use these to inform emergency responders of your location.
  • Click to read more about our Trail Locator System.
  • Maintenance Vehicles and Crews may be present on the trail, especially in the spring and summer in order to keep the trail looking great. Maintenance equipment makes it difficult sometimes for crews to always notice trail users. Please take caution when passing them.
  • Flooding may occur along the river during the early summer season and during rain storms. The trail may be closed during these times.
  • The trail is not maintained during the winter. Icy and snowy conditions may exist, especially in shady areas. Travel at your own risk.
  • Come prepared. Plan ahead and bring appropriate clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and bring plenty of drinking water.
  • During the summer season, the trail experiences temperatures over 100 degrees at times. Plan accordingly, and avoid travelling on the trail during the middle of the day if possible. Hats, sun-screen and bug-spray are suggested.
  • Wildlife may be present on the trail, including deer, foxes, snakes, birds-of-prey, raccoons, porcupines, wild turkeys, etc. Stay a safe distance from all wildlife. Keeps pets and children close to you.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Please respect wildlife and other trail users by being a responsible dog owner and picking up after your pup.
  • Many sections of the trail are remote and away from roadways. Only venture in as far as you can venture back.
  • For non-emergency situations or if you see something on the trail that needs attention, call the trail office at 970-336-4044. Leave a message with the information. Please leave your name and contact information if the trail management needs clarification about the issue.

Great News!!

You can now access the Poudre River Trail via Sheep Draw Trail in West Greeley

Sheep Draw Trail crosses by the west side of Two Rivers Community Park and heads north all the way to the Poudre River Trail. You can catch Sheep Draw Trail from the parking lots at the Greeley Family FunPlex located at 1501 65th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado. Sheep Draw Trail is a wide paved path that travels through very pretty open spaces. It is located adjacent to several residential areas. There is an underpass at W. 10th Street and at W. 4th Street. There is a street level crossing at 59th Avenue near W. F Street. Sheep Draw Trail then heads north to hook up with the Poudre River Trail.

Click here
for a map of
Sheep Draw Trail


Be prepared on the trail

  • water
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • cell phone
  • map



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