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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Beautiful, powerful sight!

This beautiful and historic river is definitely one to be seen. The surrounding scenery is stellar... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather H
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Pretty Drive

Nice drive. But can be crowded, especially in peak summer months. Never can fully escape the road... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tim S
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful drive” (27 reviews)
“poudre river” (44 reviews)
“grey rock” (4 reviews)
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Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beautiful and historic river is definitely one to be seen. The surrounding scenery is stellar, and if your an outdoorsman/outdoorswoman, there is so much to do around to truly enjoy your experience. You won’t regret your visit! Be sure to bring a sweater, as...More

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice drive. But can be crowded, especially in peak summer months. Never can fully escape the road noise. Gateway Park, along the way a must see.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a day and decided to take this ride. Was quite pretty through and through. Would certainly recommend it.

1  Thank ustophl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend rafting down this river!! We had a blast!! Poudre River did not disappoint with its scenic views!

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in the area for a few Hours for some restful exploring, wonderful area little bit hard to find Most of the Your car GPS may not get good reception you may need a good Backup like a cell reception and a good phone app...More

3  Thank SemperFi1775
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all the scenery around this area, this is stunning as well. The rushing river sends waves of relaxation over you as you stare at the water flowing over the rocks. Several places to view this river from, all are equally beautiful. Follow it for...More

Thank ChattaElder
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this by accident and it as a pleasant drive a bit out of town. Saw some rapids, folks fishing or hiking in the area.

Thank ladyme1
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beautiful mountain, canyon and river views. Several picnic locations from FT. Collins to Willey Lumber Camp. Of course the further away from Ft. Collins, less people. In late March several rec. sites were closed but not all.

Thank NOLASIA
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very enjoyable, scenic drive along the river. Multiple campsites, privies, etc. (some closed in winter). Probably gets very crowded in summer.

Thank Malcolm B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The river is close to Fort Collins and offers places to camp as well as for fishing. It is a great fishing place.

Thank I6832LIrichardh
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Ktcbiker
13 June 2018|
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Response from Scott L | Reviewed this property |
Depemds on how far up the Poudre you drive and how often you stop. Straight through to Walden (88 miles) around 2 hours. But you will want to stop quite often. It’s at keast 3-4 hours.
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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
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Pat D
19 April 2017|
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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.
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