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Riverbend Ponds Natural Area

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Open Now: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Great easy walk in nature

I love to do an early morning walk here. The dogs also love it. Beautiful scenic setting, quiet... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
wonderful quiet bird watching and hiking

This is a nice place, close in town for a walk to see the birds and waterfowl. Limited parking and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I love to do an early morning walk here. The dogs also love it. Beautiful scenic setting, quiet, and full of birds for the casual birder.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is a nice place, close in town for a walk to see the birds and waterfowl. Limited parking and most trails don't allow dogs, only the one on the north side of Prospect. Make SURE you clean up though so it is not ruined...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A pleasant open space for a hike. Birding can be done but I have not had great luck there; some times of the year that would probably not be the case.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Linda O
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We enjoyed a very brief walk around some ponds to kill some time before heading back to Denver. I like that this is located right in the middle of town. But basically, it's some ponds with trails around them, and not much more.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RykM
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was the perfect length for a nice post-work walk, and was mostly paved walkways along with some well worn trails. Lots of birds, no snakes (that we could see), and lovely views.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is right in the middle of town, yet so hidden. Love the trails for walking and biking! Good place to relax

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank C7379AGclaudiad
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Riverbend Ponds offers a variety of walking paths just on the edge of town. Makes for a quick getaway and nice walk close in. A variety of ponds and some wildlife.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Vagabundos
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Delightful natural area in the middle of a mid sized city. It's a great place for bird watching. However, keep in mind that Fort Collins has a lot of obscure and seemingly illogical rules about the use of their natural areas which make the ones...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank SaunteringGuy
Reviewed 1 March 2016

There are several choices as to paths to walk, run, or mountain bike. The long loop take you from Prospect almost to Mulberry lengthwise and a good .3 mile in width. The trail is recycled asphalt and gravel. There is lots of fishing, but I...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Several short trails loop these ponds in marshy areas. It makes for a very relaxing walk. Parking area is small but easy to find. Popular fishing spot and I could see it being a great place to fish for several hours. My dog loved it.

Date of experience: August 2014
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