We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poudre Canyon

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: CO
Improve this listing
Description:

Scenic canyon located inside the 612,000-acre Roosevelt National Forest,...

Scenic canyon located inside the 612,000-acre Roosevelt National Forest, which provides year-round recreation.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful

We drove through here on our way to Canyonside Campground. It was a fun winding road overlooking the river much of the time. We stopped at our campsite and walked down to check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
JasonCedarCity_UT
,
Price, Utah
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Colorado

Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Price, Utah
Level Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We drove through here on our way to Canyonside Campground. It was a fun winding road overlooking the river much of the time. We stopped at our campsite and walked down to check out the water. It was crystal clear and cold. Next time we come I will be sure to have my fly rods with me!

Helpful?
Thank JasonCedarCity_UT
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've never been up the Cache de Poudre River canyon before, but always wanted to. If you've driven through the Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park, or the Arkansas River Canyon to Salida, the Poudre Canyon compares favorably to either one. Gorgeous scenery, and plenty of Forest Service camping along the road, and by the river. The drive from Fort... More 

Helpful?
Thank TUFish
Berthoud, Colorado
Level Contributor
88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience the Rocky Mountains of your imagination, you must make the drive from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs through the Poudre ("poo der") Canyon. The river is strong and fast and clean. As you climb towards the top of Cameron Pass (12,000 feet) the canyon opens up and the rugged Rockies emerge. There is no traffic,... More 

Helpful?
Thank John M
Missouri
Level Contributor
71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Pretty drive up canyon with plenty of places to pull over and wander along the river. Staying in Fort Collins, we didn't want take the time driving to Estes. Glad we choose this scenic drive. Much less hectic than Big Thompson and closer. Hope to have the time to hike Gray Rock Trail on next trip.

Helpful?
Thank Jossey
Greeley, Colorado
Level Contributor
129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Everyone who comes to Colorado knows the Big Thompson Canyon from Loveland to Estes (and on into Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road) as one of the scenic routes into the Rockies. But a lesser know and just as scenic route is Colorado Highway 14, through the Cache De Poudre Canyon and on over Cameron Pass to Walden.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dave B
Caseyville, Illinois
Level Contributor
104 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Colorado's Highway 14 takes you west trough the beautiful Poudre Canyon. The narrows are spectaular! If you go, be sure to stop in at the Arrowhead Lodge. It is now the visitors center for the forest service, but it was once a resort. Built in the 1930s, the lodge has been nicely restored and the old log cabins has still... More 

Helpful?
Thank elbrooks

Travelers who viewed Poudre Canyon also viewed

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
 

Been to Poudre Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Poudre Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?