Colina Mariposa Natural Area


Colina Mariposa Natural Area
7579 S. Shields
Fort Collins, CO 80526
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A unique feature of Colina Mariposa Natural Area is the high butterfly diversity on the eastern ridge, which led to the site name, Colina Mariposa – Spanish for “butterfly hill.” Bald eagles, turkey vultures, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, and ferruginous hawks also use the habitat here. Approximately 1 mile of soft surface trail is accessible only from the adjacent neighborhood. In the future, the Fort Collins/Loveland bike trail is planned to traverse Colina Mariposa parallel to Shields Street.