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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Ranked #2 of 34 attractions in Fort Collins
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed in a beautiful cabin (another review) in May of 2014. Even during a rainy week, the canyon was BEAUTIFUL! The drive along twisting roads along the river was exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time. The drive up into the canyon past Mishawaka Amphitheater into Rustic is positively stunning. We hiked a short distance from the Hewlett-Gulch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a great area. Roads are nice and twisty following the river through the canyon. There are some areas where you can pull off and take pictures or watch people rafting in the river. Watch after a heavy rain there can be sand and gravel at the corners. Enjoy.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Rafting in July ...water is really high..you can also tube on lower parts of the river. Not to be missed

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Sioux City, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We booked a level II-III whitewater trip down the Poudre through Wanderlust - it was a good choice both for the guides and the level of experience needed. We had a great guide, Pedro, and he was friendly and helpful. The river was pretty high, but he guided us first-timers through the rough spots without a hitch! This river winds... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The bike trail along the river is varied and interesting although not always picturesque (parts of it have you going by junk yards and strip mining).

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Loveland, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Cache la Poudre River or the Pooder as they say locally is a beautiful Rocky Mountain stream that cascades through a canyon toward Fort Collins and Greeley, CO. Heavy rains and heavy spring snow-melt makes the river something that should only be watched and loved in the spring. Going into the river even with a life jacket is often... More

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Castle Rock
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

During the week this is a very beautiful and quiet walk, with wonderful scenery. The trail is paved and you can go as far as you like (I think it's > 20 miles.

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Natural setting, lovely drive, interesting landscape. A picnic at one of the many waysides is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I love this river. Fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, or just driving along it is an experience to be remembered! Fantastic place!!

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is worth the 15 minutes from Fort Collins it takes to begin to see this natural beauty. Drive West on Hwy 14 and expect majestic views and wild water. The three hour trip to the Continental Divide is a must do for real nature lovers. Make the effort to see this river, better yet take a rafting trip. There... More

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