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Cache La Poudre River

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Address: Fort Collins, CO
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides...
Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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one of the best drives I have taken

First, it was a beautiful early October weekday. Very, very little traffic so no pressure to keep up speed. Plenty of pull offs to let cars by if there were any, and for photos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First, it was a beautiful early October weekday. Very, very little traffic so no pressure to keep up speed. Plenty of pull offs to let cars by if there were any, and for photos and viewing. The river has fantastic rapids that have cut out narrow gorges in some areas. It was after the season, sot the campgrounds were closed,... More 

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Fort Collins
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Poudre is great for so many different outdoor activities. If you come to Fort Collins without visiting the canyon, you are truly missing out.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Tubing, Fishing, Rock Skipping, Sitting, walking, or Biking next too...A great in town or short drive adventure awaits you. the bike trail is one of our favoirte ways to enjoy it, but find ourselves engaging to river in a variety of ways!

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We drive Hwy 14 on the way to Steamboat every trip we make that direction. There are plenty of pull-outs and great views around each corner. Don't miss this Hwy if you're going to be in northern Colorado. I'll be doing it again next fall.

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Louisville, Colorado
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200 reviews 200 reviews
35 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great drive and lots of activities along the river. You can hike, bike, kayak, fish or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are a few small independent places to stop for snacks and the river flow can be dangerously fast in the spring. Temps can be cooler too.

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Oklahoma City
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235 reviews 235 reviews
49 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We started in Ft. Collins and before we knew it we were a few hours into the mountain. Once we got out of the canyon and on the top flat area, we saw Mule Dear and a few Moose. Stopped in the small town of Walden for snacks, (first gas station / store). This is a beautiful drive with lots... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Drive all the way to Cameron Pass if you want to see moose. Dress in layers. The temperature changed from 80 to 40 in just a few hours' drive. Stop at the Visitor Centers - super helpful staff. We have not had time to hike much, there, but have heard very good things. Count on at least 3 hours to... More 

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Danville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a beautiful drive along the river we enjoyed today. Although the temperature wa in the 30's and the river was partial frozen, the scenery was breathtaking.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is an amazing river! If you love a beautiful canyon drive, live music, and some of the best whitewater in Colorado, then go up the Poudre! Check out the Mish (themishawaka.com) and Rocky Mountain Adventures (shoprma.com) for fun in the only Wild and Scenic river in the state.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The drive along this river is always different, always breathtaking. Depending on the season, you will see fly fishermen, kayakers and rafters. The rock formations along the way can take your eyes off the road!

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