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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Great River

The Poudre River/canyon is beautiful. Good road with lots of pullouts for picnic and hiking. Some... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
LKnack
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Great day trip

We drove up the valley and parked to walk on the trails to the summit of Mount McConnell. Good... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Madalyn H
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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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” (46 reviews)
“grey rock” (4 reviews)
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Fort Collins, CO
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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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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We drove up the valley and parked to walk on the trails to the summit of Mount McConnell. Good trails, well signposted with some unimproved parts. Great views of the surrounding area and river valley and good interpretation boards along the way.

Thank Madalyn H
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Enjoyed our visit to this area immensely. Beautiful sights and great camping areas. The river is gentle enough to sit your chair in and relax.

2  Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Poudre River is 126 miles long - I am just reviewing the part of it that is in town -- the Swanson Natural Area. We were going to visit New Belgium Brewery and got there too early. What to do? We saw a parking...More

3  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Love to drive to Cameron Pass through Cache La Proudre! So many places to stop and enjoy the river, the peacefulness. It is breathtaking in so many spots

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have done the Poudre River in tubes and on chartered rafts. Best for nubbies is the raft trip. Several companies offer trips in the area,

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful steam and canyon photo opportunities. A great extra treat was getting to see a moose up close!

Thank Angie C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We took this scenic drive from Walden to Ft. Collins and it exceeded our expectations. The whole 101-mile length was beautiful and full of varying scenery (and even some rock slides). After passing through the Roosevelt Natl. Forest you hit a high pass and then...More

Thank slikrokbel
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Poudre River and canyon northwest of Fort Collins offers many areas to stop, enjoy and hike (or fish) as you prefer. White water rafting is also an event in the early summer as the runoff from the winter snows starts. Come and enjoy.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

drove by the river before rafting it - great scenery. Friends hiked and enjoyed it - nice river near Fort Collins.

Thank Sherrie C
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Ktcbiker
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...
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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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