• 7 Natural Areas you can get to with Transfort

    Sign at entrance to natural area.

    Fort Collins averages 300 days a year of sunshine and beautiful weather. We also have an abundance of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Take advantage of FREE transit and the great outdoors right in your own backyard; start exploring these Fort Collins Natural Areas today! 

    Tanglewood Natural Area – Walk along the Spring Creek Trail through this natural area and enjoy the sights and sounds of birds and other wildlife. Bus stops at Taft Hill & Fisch or Drake & Taft Hill make this urban green space easily accessible with Transfort’s route 6.  

    Herons, hawks, and great horned owls are just a few of the birds you’ll find at Cottonwood Hollow, Prospect Ponds, and Riverbend Ponds. Connected by the Poudre Trail with a paved underpass under Prospect Rd., visitors could spend all day exploring the area. Pack a picnic lunch and bring a friend! Bus stops on Sharp Point Dr. and on Prospect Rd. make these natural areas accessible by Transfort’s route 18.  

    Take Transfort’s route 16 to the Harmony Transfer Center and explore a bit of history as you walk through Arapaho Bend. Grab your fishing gear and spend the day catching bass or bluegill. Paved trails and benches with scenic views make this the perfect place to spend a few hours.

    Just a few blocks from the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) you can reach River’s Edge or Gustav Swanson Natural Areas. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Cache La Poudre River as it meanders through the woods. DTC serves MAX, and routes 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 81, & 92.    This list is not exhaustive. Please visit for bus schedules and for information on all natural areas in Fort Collins.