Power Trail

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Trail Distance: 3.9 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr 40 min+
Elevation Gain: 1 foot
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description
When you visit Fort Collins, you get to see a lot of amazing scenery and mindblowing views of the landscapes that surround this mountainous city. Although outside of the city there are gorgeous trails to explore to see all this, the inner-city trail of Power Trail offers the best of both words that Fort Collins has to offer. With more views of the surrounding mountains and inner-city workings, the trail follows through the south-east portion of the area, offering a 10-foot wide area for plenty of activities.


The largest parking area for the trail begins at the beginning of the north side of the trail in Edora Park. The parking lot connects to amenities like water fountains, clean-up stations, restrooms, picnic tables, and after a short walk through shaded trees a way to get onto the trail. The trail itself starts off in a small field, with neighborhoods to the west and theĀ Union Pacific Railroad to the east. Although without shade, the paved trail follows through a secluded field with grass on both sides, with views past the trees of the urban area.

Bicyclists, hikers, and runners can also enjoy this trail, so be sure to make room for others while on the path. After about a mile and a half, the first landmark of the trail is Nelson Reservoir, where walkers and their pups can get a unique view of the lake. After another 1.5 miles, the paved portion of the trail ends in Golden Meadows Park, where you and Fido can find an open space to play, a lake to relax at, restrooms, water fountains, and benches. On the southern portion of the park, the trail starts again but as compacted dirt and packed soil terrain. This portion of the trail only lasts a mile before turning into paved again and in the future will be paved.

After a mile of starting on the concrete portion of the trail again, the end of the path comes to along Southridge Greens Boulevard, where there is a small gravel parking lot for trail users across the streets from theĀ Fossil Creek Wetlands Natural Area. The beautiful, but short trail is perfect for getting out with your pup, getting some exercise, and enjoying the specialized views of the city.

Trail Features
Urban, Grassland, Mountains, Easy Incline, Lake, Beach, Ice
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
There is no shade along the trail, so bring protective shoes for your pup and sunscreen for you. Due to the high elevation of the city, ice and snow can still be on the trail well into the spring months, so be aware.
Address
Edora Park, 1420 E Stuart St
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Address
Edora Park, 1420 E Stuart St
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Hours
Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM