Tracks & Trails

[ 0 ] September 10, 2016 |

If you’ve lived in Northern Colorado for even a short time you have likely seen a copy of The Recreator ( at one place or another. In their own words, the City of Fort Collins website calls The Recreator a “comprehensive community resource that includes information on City of Fort Collins recreation facilities, programs, events and activities.” Yes, most of us are familiar with this local resource, but did you know the City of Fort Collins, through their Natural Areas Department, has also developed a guide to free events and activities, on City of Fort Collins Natural Areas, called Tracks & Trails?



Thumbing through a copy of Tracks & Trails you’ll find calendars from June through October filled with various activities for younger kids, older kids, really old kids (i.e., adults) and  families. For example, if you have a teen between 13-18 years of age, sign her/him up for the Nature Photography for Teens activity, to take place on October 5th. Or, if you want the entire family involved, take part in the Family Nature Club on October 15th. And if you want to leave the kids behind, sign up for one of the Science Behind the Scenery adult programs.

If you’d like a copy of Tracks & Trails, send us an email — we’d be happy to send you a .pdf version. Or, visit And to sign up for a class you’ll need to create a Fort Collins Natural Areas account. Do this at

We’re lucky to live in a community filled with beautiful and well-preserved natural areas. If you’d like to learn more about these areas, pick up a copy of Tracks & Trails – we’re guessing you’ll find a class you and/or your family will enjoy.

Category: Did you know?, Local

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