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Big South Trail

Hiked about six miles along the Big South trail, three out and back. Stunning views, smells, and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Richardson, Texas
Gorgeous even under Overcast Skies

My family's first full day in CO was rainy and overcast but we wanted to see the views so decided... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
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“beautiful drive”(29 reviews)
“poudre river”(48 reviews)
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Hiked about six miles along the Big South trail, three out and back. Stunning views, smells, and sounds of rushing water abound. Great intermediate trail with gradual elevation changes and plenty of places to stop along the river for a snack or a photo.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rastilon
Reviewed 3 July 2018

My family's first full day in CO was rainy and overcast but we wanted to see the views so decided to drive and see what we could find. During a break in the rain, we entered one of the park areas (can't remember the name)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JulieB360
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Had a blast going there with my 16- and 12-year-old boys. They really weren't excited and grudgingly went with me, but now we all want to go back. We hiked along the Hewlett Gulch trail for a while, then stopped at a picnic area next...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank sorcha618
Reviewed 25 June 2018

What a beautiful ride thru the mountains with the river on your side the entire way. Stop along the way and watch rafts go by and watch the fly fishing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank itseasyjon
Reviewed 24 June 2018

besides the beauty of the area, there is so much to do, a great variety of places to eat, hike, want to have fun? go go go

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank liliana p
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Only 1/2 an hour north of Fort Collins, the drive changes as soon as you start driving up the river. Trees are green, the water is blue, and the twisting canyons are picture perfect. Temperatures start to drop the higher you drive up the canyon...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank champs12342018
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We went white water rafting on the la poudre river and it was so much fun! The sights and sounds are marvelous. The rapids where amazing, but the water was some what cold. Just a really fun, fun time.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MaryHumphrey
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful river and surrounding environment! I love to fly fish in such a peaceful and stress reducing place. Nature understands the importance of wild places. Truly the solice of wide open spaces. Awe.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank hhfoco
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Tim S
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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.