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Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area

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3340 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO
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A good place for a walk or for birding

A great open space for a walk or hike and for those who like to identify birds, there are times of... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Linda O
Lovely walking paths and wildlife

Just a mile west of Interstate 25, this wildlife area has great paved walking paths along the... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
mikeforney
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Apr 14, 2018
“A good place for a walk or for birding”
Jan 25, 2018
“Lovely walking paths and wildlife”
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3340 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A great open space for a walk or hike and for those who like to identify birds, there are times of the year with many species to find.

Thank Linda O
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Just a mile west of Interstate 25, this wildlife area has great paved walking paths along the reservoir wit a special viewing area to see birds and animals. The parking lot is also host to occasional meetings of night sky viewers with their amazing telescopes....More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area is very close to I25 in Fort Collins. We were running well ahead of schedule after a long drive from Wyoming and were looking for something nice to do rather than sitting in the airport. This provides a beautiful...More

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Surrounded by new housing development, the reservoir area serves the community, not only with open land, but recreational facilities, sledding hill, and basketball courts. We visited after a snow thaw so the ground was wet, but the many paved walks made taking a walk easy....More

Thank tele21
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This reservoir is close to I 25 and easily accessible. There are many migrating species, and a number of permanent residents. Eagles can often be seen in the winter months. There are several trails that lead to the ends of the reservoir, and they are...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

One thing I really like about The Front Range is that there are so many wilderness and natural areas right within the respective cities. I live in Loveland, and both Loveland and Ft. Collins are rich with Natural Areas for hiking, biking, jogging, walking the...More

Thank Goatesians
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

perfect for a weekend walk! I would have loved to share it with someone, albeit I am in town for work. It was serene, peaceful, delightful trails to walk, tons of nature in movement all around you! I imagine any time of the year it...More

1  Thank missywould
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

My husband and I arrived a bit late for bird watching but loved the feel of this natural area, even on a chilly November morning. Signage was good and several trails were available for walks or hikes. Benches and shelters were numerous and well maintained.

1  Thank Judith C
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a quiet and peaceful spot where you can find many different birds, including eagles. Even though it is not far from busy I-25, you will feel like you are out in the country. The lake is beautiful at sunset. There are several trails...More

Thank laneybelle
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

This is a great place for a short hike. The Cattail Flats Loop is the longer trail in this Natural Area. There is a shorter paved trail with picnic benches shaded by awnings. There are wheelchair accessible picnic benches and an accessible fishing dock. The...More

Thank Fred P
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Barbara G
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I don't know. But you can find out by calling the Fort Collins Parks and Recreation Department.
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