Winter Activity Reminders in Natural Areas

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Photo courtesy of City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Facebook.

On the rare occasions when there is enough snow, visitors are welcome to cross-country ski or snowshoe on any trails open for hiking.

No natural area trails are groomed and motorized use is not permitted. Regulations regarding on-trail/off-trail use apply.
Paved trails are plowed. At natural areas with paved trails that are plowed, visitors on skis/snowshoes must stay within 10 feet of the paved trail.

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Sledding is not allowed as it damages vegetation and causes erosion.

Ice-skating is permitted only on the southwest corner of Merganser Pond in Prospect Ponds Natural Area.
Sites at a higher elevation such as Bobcat Ridge may hold snow longer than lower elevation areas.