The Front Range's newest natural area, Soaring Vista, is now open for the public to enjoy.

Soaring Vista is a 113-acre agricultural site on County Road 30 in the Loveland community separator. The recently completed natural area offers a flat, one-mile loop trail that can be used for a variety of activities, including biking, bird watching, running and horseback riding. Dogs are also welcome, as long as they remain on a leash.

The natural area is being managed for local agriculture and wildlife habitat. So far, eighteen species of birds, mammals, and reptiles have been recorded at Soaring Vista. There's an 8-acre cattail marsh and salt meadow in the northwest corner that's home to many of these animals.

The site was given its name because of the wide open views of the Colorado Front Range, and also because raptors are commonly spotted flying overhead.

The natural area is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. The approximate address 4200 East County Road 30, Loveland, CO.

Click here to view the trail map.

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