- Open Space & Trails
Did you know there are over 40 miles of trails throughout Windsor? The town is committed to providing walkers, cyclists, joggers, and others that enjoy our trails with safe and enjoyable routes. Explore them through our trails map! For more information on Windsor trails, see our Trails Master Plan (PDF).
The Town of Windsor partners with other agencies to effectively provide services and amenities beyond our scope or boundaries. This includes such agencies as the City of Greeley, City of Fort Collins, and the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) Bike and Pedestrian Committee who completed a review of infrastructure in 2013. View the:
Although most trails are owned and maintained by the Town of Windsor, such as the Windsor Lake Trail, some trails exist in partnership with other entities, for example, the Poudre River Trail exists in partnership with the Poudre River Trail Authority in Weld County and the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, specifically the River Bluffs Open Space This trail is designated as part of the Front Range Trail in northern Colorado and resides within the Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area.
Windsor Lake Trail includes various segments on and off-road, including along the Greeley Number 2 Canal, Eaton Ditch, and Windsor Lake.
Highland Ridge Open Space Trail
The Highland Ridge Open Space Trail is the only natural surface trail located within Windsor Town limits. The intent of the trail is to provide a similar experience to hiking an unpaved trail in the foothills.
Users should anticipate occasional cross-cutting of the trail by running water which will not be repaired unless the cut is so severe a person cannot safely step over, or reasonably maneuver a mountain bike across. Windsor Parks Maintenance Staff performs weed control and will occasionally mow buffer strips on each side of the single track trail.
Great Western Trail
Also, the Great Western Trail Authority, formed via an intergovernmental agreement between the towns of Windsor, Severance, and Eaton, owns and maintains the Great Western Trail, a rails-to-trail project located on the old Great Western railroad right-of-way, heading northeast out of Windsor to Severance. The trail is generally graded and is suitable for hiking and most "fat tire" type bikes.