Outdoor Pursuits

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s easy to see why we love to be outdoors.

Greeley proves to be an accommodating place for those who want to experience outdoor recreation in the unique Colorado atmosphere.  The Boomerang and Highland Hills municipal 18-hole golf courses host 80 tournaments per year, and were both rated 4.5 out of 5 by the 2013 issue of Golf Digest.

The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of a well maintained pavedpathway for walking, cycling, running, roller-blading and more. The trail extends from Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley to Colorado Highway 392 in Windsor where it connects to the paved trail in Larimer County’s River Bluff’s Open Space. You can find more information about the trail at www.poudretrail.org.

In addition to the 21 miles of the Poudre River Trail, there are approximately 85 miles of in-town bike lanes, and that’s just a small part of our entire Greeley bikeway system! Dust off that old bike and hit the road or dirt. Your heart, mind and spirit will thank you. The Bronze Level recognition from the League of American Cyclists acknowledges Greeley’s commitment to improving bicycling conditions through promotion, educational programs, infrastructure, and pro-bicycling policies. Visit the Greeley Bikes website to learn more about the lanes and special events.

Boomerang Links

Boomerang Links

Open for play in 1991, the City of Greeley’s Boomerang Links Golf Course is a links-style championship eighteen-hole golf course with plush fairways, large greens, tall native grasses and over 50 bunkers.

Boomerang offers top notch services for all golfers and guests with a fully stocked pro shop, the Outback Restaurant & Pub, finest driving range in Northern Colorado and a practice putting & chipping green. Celebrating a great history, Boomerang Links GC has hosted a local US Open qualifier, Boy’s and Girl’s High School Regional & State Championships, Big I Junior Championships, USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier and is the home of the Boomerang 2-Man golf tournament.

Highland Hills

Highland Hills

Highland Hills has served Northern Colorado as one of the top championship golf courses since 1964. Boasting over 1300 trees and undulating terrain, the course gives every golfer an enjoyable and exciting experience regardless of the playing ability. The Highland Hills Amateur Open and other major tournaments like the Men’s and Women’s State Stroke Play Championship, High School State Championships and the Big I Junior State Championships have called Highland home in recent years. We hope you enjoy your next round at Highland Hills Golf Course.

This traditional golf course was opened in 1959 and designed by Frank Hummel. Highland Hills offers spectacular views, unsurpassed service, and an amazing course that golfers of all skill levels will enjoy.

Poudre Trail Map

Poudre River Trail Map

Trail Locator System

Granite markers displaying an alpha-numeric code are located every quarter mile. Markers feature “PT” for Poudre Trail, and either the letter “W” (Weld County) or “L” (Larimer County). The numbers indicate the distance from the county line at Weld County Road 13 (WCR13). For example, “W-3.0” means you are 3 miles east of WCR13.

Even-mile markers (e.g.1.0) are taller-3 feet in height, while the markers at the quarter-mile increments (e.g. 1.25, 4.50) are under 2 feet. Large “Story Post” markers are located where trail segments change and indicate segment names, such as Bison Arroyo or Signature Bluffs, also listed near the bottom of the trail map.

The Rules

  • Park only in designated areas
  • Trail hours are dawn to dusk
  • Non-motorized activities only
  • Not allowed on the trail:
    • Pets off leash
    • Swimming (dogs or humans)
    • Camping
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Glass containers
    • Fire, Firearms, paintball, fireworks (or similar)
  • Stay on the trail – please, no trespassing on private property
  • Leave No Trace: pack out what you take in (including animal waste); observe wildlife (and habitat) from a distance (no feeding, harassing, capturing or killing); no picking flowers or plants.
Bike and Pedestrian Map

2016 City of Greeley Bike Map

Greeley has four types of bike ways. Bike routes, sharrows (shared lane arrow), multi-use paths, and bicycle lanes.

Please follow the following guidelines

  • Walk Right/Pass Left
  • Use voice or bell when passing
  • Yield to slower users
  • Keep all motorized vehicles off paths (except motorized wheelchairs)
  • Be a good dog guardian ( Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Do not block the path with an extended leash)
  • Ride at a safe speed at all times (speed limit is 15 mph)
  • Lighten Up (At night, use reflectors and lights)
  • Obey all regulatory signs & traffic lights
  • Use hand signals
  • Enter crosswalks at walking speed

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