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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Awesome drive Up the Canyon

I am a repeat visitor to this scenic drive. I have driven here many times and on one memorable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Man in the wilderness

I love going up poudre canyon along the river. There are many side roads, keep trails, and hiking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard S
Longmont, Colorado
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“beautiful drive” (27 reviews)
“poudre river” (43 reviews)
“pull offs” (5 reviews)
Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a repeat visitor to this scenic drive. I have driven here many times and on one memorable occasion spent the night solo camping after arriving at a secluded spot on my bicycle! Colorado's mountains and streams always take your breath away and Cache...More

Thank AlfaGeek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going up poudre canyon along the river. There are many side roads, keep trails, and hiking areas where you won't see anyone else. Great fishing, some camping, but mainly it's not crowded especially during the week unlike boulder canyon. There's great white water...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poudre River is a beautiful place to fish and picnic near. It offers many different spots to stop and some have facilities. The river was running a little low, but still nice.

Thank Laurie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many trail heads to choose from and several activities to enjoy along the river in Larimer and Weld counties. Check the Fort Collins Natural Areas website to see if they are offering a program (or to check if sections are closed for repair...More

Thank Travelinfornow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At almost 11,000 feet of altitude, the La Poudre river and the pass it runs through, are truly a site to see! Since the river passes over the continental divide in several places, you can see the water running in two different directions when you...More

Thank RSDenver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We volunteered in the Poudre Canyon this summer, it is a great place to enjoy river rafting and white water kayaking, camping, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. We were in the canyon from May through September and had generally nice weather with cool nights....More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is well worth a visit to either drive through or hike in one of the many places there. I live on the East Coast, USA and we don't have canyons. This is the second visit for us and we will go back...loved it!...More

Thank Noatak
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Dropped daughter off for college, stopped by st petes and rented rod, reel and boots, bought some other gear and got a few 2 hour sessions in, great river, low in August, lots of large and small trout

Thank tim m
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Check out the Fort Collins Natural Areas - google it - there are a number of them along the La Poudre river with easy access - either walking from downtown, or driving to those slightly further away. Well maintained safe trails - short to long...More

1  Thank Nzack
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Poudre River/canyon is beautiful. Good road with lots of pullouts for picnic and hiking. Some good fishing to be had a little higher up although the river is a little harder to wade because of the loose boulders. A little crowded for camping for...More

1  Thank LKnack
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Linda L
18 August 2017|
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Response from L1Martinez | Reviewed this property |
Most of the pull offs going up the Canyon are free. There are probably Day fee picnic areas and any camping overnight is usually State owned and will most likely require a fee. All fees are very reasonable. The best time to... More
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