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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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This designated Wild and Scenic River area is not to be missed. We drove the entire length of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Judy C
Breathtaking views and nice hikes!

We traveled up and down the La Poudre. It is beautiful! Be very careful though if your GPS tells... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tammy T
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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  • Very good16%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This designated Wild and Scenic River area is not to be missed. We drove the entire length of the Cache La Poudre Canyon from Walden to Fort Collins. The drive was peaceful, beautiful, stunning. There are several places along the way to pull off to...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled up and down the La Poudre. It is beautiful! Be very careful though if your GPS tells you to take CR52-152. They ARE NOT partially paved. They are dirt roads suitable ONLY for robust 4WD vehicles-- you have to cross small streams and...More

Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Different grade of rapids for the rafting and kayaking fan. A beautiful trip. We drove from Allenspark to raft this river, and it was worth the drive.

Thank woodsdc314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful drive. Lots of sites to see on th poudre canyon drive. Must take time and enjoy this drive. We were on a motorcycle.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a 1/2 day whitewater rafting trip on the Cache La Poudre River, and this was incredible. The river provided excitement and adventure, as well as some very scenic views.

1  Thank fletchman67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking. Take some time to do the drive and frolic but be safe as the river runs rapidly.

Thank U8264GDkims
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful scenic river. Fast flowing, clear water surrounded by mountains. The rafting was great on this river. I would really like to take our motorcycle up there and ride up the road by the river.

Thank Sheri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great river to visit anytime; you can do many activities on it like fish, kayak, float, and raft (depending on water levels) and it is simply stunning

1  Thank Grace F
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We drove about 50 miles west of Fort Collins through the canyon. The raging river was beside us all the way and it was beautiful. In places it was out of it's banks. We saw many rafters and kayaks and they looked like they were...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My favorite river and canyon in Colorado is the Cache La Poudre. This trip, with family, we took a day trip up the canyon to the visitor center. The beauty is so serene and powerful. It is less traveled than other canyons and rivers. There...More

Thank Louetta S
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Pat D
18 April 2017|
Response from Louetta S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the Poudre is an easier drive. Not like the Big Thompson or Rocky Mountain National Park. Yes, it is a 2 lane road. I think it is less stressful. You often see Hummingbirds. Hopefully, it works for you.
George E
30 August 2016|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. No, not at all. There are a few parts you have to slow down more for the bends in the road, but stretches of pasture between the mountains. You are more likely to see wildlife easily in the Poudre... More
Leabeth C
21 August 2015|
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Response from Mary Kay S | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I'd contact the companies directly for that answer. They have a set schedule but conditions can cause changes.