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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Beautiful Raging River, Breath Taking Canyon Views.

We drove about 50 miles west of Fort Collins through the canyon. The raging river was beside us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob A
Loganville, Georgia
Peace on the River!!

My favorite river and canyon in Colorado is the Cache La Poudre. This trip, with family, we took a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louetta S
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this canyon and river area. Highway 14 is a beautiful drive through the canyon with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the river.

Thank 07BigBlue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to drive this beautiful canyon. Its long and twisty and has great places to stop and fish or have a picnic.

1  Thank Alanna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a good time going up the mountain. Take a picnic lunch cause there are not many places to stop & eat.

1  Thank 621theresag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This winding drive along a very well used recreational area offers many looks at the Poudre River. We had fun watching kayaking enthusiasts and many rafters along the way. I especially loved the rocky formations along the road. The tunnel cut through the rock was...More

2  Thank Nyceone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful streaming water. Great for picture taking. The greenery and rocks make a beautiful screen.

Thank koda4763
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a rafting trip through Wanderlust Tours on the Poudre and loved it! The unique and pristine scenery is like no other place you'd see. If you can't raft then just drive or stop along side of the river. It's worth it.

Thank tjmitchell4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cache La Poudre River is one of the most beautiful and challenging rivers in the country. Don't hurry are you'll miss the purpose of Gods creation.

Thank bobholman1944
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of those places that modern demands should keep their grubby hands off. The canyon gets a great deal of traffic and countless tourists... this is fine. A good economy helps the river. But diverting it or damming it would just be a...More

Thank JPWindate
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Pat D
Would like to make the drive.... However, I do have fears of steep (no railing) winding mountain roads. Is this a stress free drive with wide two lane road s. Curious! Thanks!
19 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
Is this a "white knuckle" drive like Trail Ridge with shear drop-offs?
31 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
Are there any guided whitewater rafting trips Sept. 11 or 12th 2015? Looks like most places close down by Labor Day. Thanks.
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.