Cordillera Metro District Trail Rules & Etiquette
- Slower traffic keep right.
- Hike, run and ride single file.
- Pay attention. If you are on the trail with ear buds, keep one of them out.
- Keep pets leashed. Shorten the lead when someone approaches.
- Slow down and communicate before you pass.
- Downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic.
- Leave no trace. Pack out what you pack in.
Respect Our Wildlife!
Whenever you are in the outdoors, you are in the natural habitat of many wild animals, and you should do your part to minimize your impact on them. Human impacts on wildlife can result in negative human-wildlife interactions, aggressive animals, a decline in the ecosystem’s health, and relocated or euthanized animals.
Wildlife Etiquette and Safety Tips
- Always watch or photograph animals from a safe distance to avoid startling them forcing them to flee or become aggressive.
- Never attempt to feed or pet wild animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
- Wildlife appreciates their personal space. Do not follow, approach, or touch them.
- Control your pets at all times or leave them at home.
- Stay out of the line of travel for animals on the move. They’re likely headed toward food or shelter and could be set off their course of survival while trying to avoid you.
- Hike during the daytime when nocturnal predators such as mountain lions will be resting.
- Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or winter.
For more information on Colorado wildlife visit Colorado Parks & Wildlife