Nestled just south of the banks of the Cache la Poudre River in north Greeley, the Poudre Learning Center showcases the history and ecology of the river.
Whether you are a student, a naturalist, a recreationalist, or just someone who enjoys a peaceful setting, the Poudre Learning Center is a great place to spend several hours exploring the ecology of the Poudre River.
Walking paths, which are wheelchair accessible, lead visitors past prairie grasses, ponds, and close to the river itself. Birds of prey and waterfowl can be seen throughout the area as can prairie animals such as rabbits and prairie dogs.
The center itself is housed in the old Hazelton School and offers learning opportunities for students of all ages.
Also located near the center is the Poudre River Trail. This trail, which is 21-miles of paved pathway, goes from Island grove Regional Park in Greeley to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor before connecting to Larimer County’s trail at the River Bluff’s Open Space. Whether you are walking, running, cycling or roller-blading, you will no doubt find the trail a wonderful experience.