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We took a beautiful ride up through the canyon the beginning of October and really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Breathtaking ride!

We drove up the river and went over the pass and over to Steamboat Springs. There had been a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a beautiful ride up through the canyon the beginning of October and really enjoyed the scenery. There are alot of spots you can pull over to walk around and get down by the river.

Thank ColoradoYankee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there is still fire damage in the lower regions, the drive up the Poudre River is still relaxing and awe-inspiring. Lots of pullouts for stopping to take pictures. Crowded in the warm months. Great places for hiking, picnicking, back country skiing and fishing. Not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up the river and went over the pass and over to Steamboat Springs. There had been a light snow and the Aplen leaves were still ‘quaking’

Thank JanDen13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband brought me up the canyon after a stressful week at work. It was a beautiful fall day with bright sunshine and golden leaves. There was little traffic on the hour’s drive up from Ft. Collins. We made several stops along the river for...More

Thank ColoradoKonaGirl
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to get away from the city. So peaceful and quite. Went here just north of fort Collins and was very happy that we came

1  Thank rosealanna237
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Drove in for about 30 miles and it started to snow. Not wanting to get stuck in the mountains and being unfamiliar with the road we turned around and drove back out. What we saw was nice and will have to go again

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

No matter what season.... this is always a good place to go spend time. I've seen sheep along the hillside. The time I saw the seaman fire coming down the side of the canyon wasn't cool though. I pretty much always stop at the Mishawaka...More

Thank redrustycar
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Cache la Poudre River is so different each season. It roars in the spring with snowmelt, offering great whitewater rafting and kayaking, and in the summer there are many campgrounds, picnic areas and trout fishing spots to enjoy. Yes, it's busy on weekends, so...More

1  Thank ColoradoKristy
Reviewed 1 October 2018

not the best drive in colorado......dry not much scenic till 60miles up the canyon. lot of idiots driving on weekends and holidays. I avoid at all costs on these times been doing it since the 60' and don't enjoy it except to go snow shoeing...More

2  Thank visit-often-to-NM
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Just 6 miles north of Fort Collins, Poudre Canyon offers a variety of breathtaking views from massive rock cliffs to many beautiful scenes of the river, often with fly fishermen trying their luck in the fast flowing water. The dramatic results of fires about 6...More

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13 June 2018|
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Response from likeparty | Reviewed this property |
Takes me 2 days...I guess you could do it in half a day as Scott said above. There is a lot here to see...
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
19 April 2017|
Response from l0uettas | 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.