Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

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Property: Cathy Fromme Prairie
Priority Area: Fort Collins / Loveland Corridor (map)
Size: 240 acres


As far back as the 1960s citizens of northern Larimer County have been concerned about maintaining a physical separation between Loveland and Fort Collins. Since that time the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins along with Larimer County have worked to provide a buffer between them. Cathy Fromme Prairie is one part of that buffering effort. It is open to the public and is located in Fort Collins approximately 1 mile south of Harmony Road on the west side of County Road 17 (Shields Street from Fort Collins / Taft Avenue from Loveland).

Management Summary

  Yes No Comments
Permit Required   *  
Trail *   Hiking difficulty: easy to moderate. Trail is currently 1½ miles long.
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horses
Restrooms *    
Drinking fountains   *  
Dogs allowed *   Please leash your dog at all times.

Management Plan

This property is managed by the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program.

Property Information

Type of Acquisition #Acres Property
Bargain Sales
Fee Simple 160.0 $ 480,000 Larimer Co. Open Lands - $ 120,000
Larimer Co. Nat. Res. - $ 240,000
Fort Collins - $ 120,000
1996 Yes
Fee Simple 80.0 $ 520,000 Larimer Co. Open Lands - $ 60,000
Fort Collins - $ 460,000
1994 Yes
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