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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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Awesome Scenery and Beautiful Drive

I have only been to Colorado 3 times and each time we have made it a point to go and drive along this river. There are plenty of places to stop and get out and hike, or just sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have only been to Colorado 3 times and each time we have made it a point to go and drive along this river. There are plenty of places to stop and get out and hike, or just sit and admire the beauty of the water. This is also the river that we white water rafted down. There are plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have lived nearby for over 40 years and have been up Poudre Canyon many, many times. It is very scenic, and in the summer there are at least three rafting companies in nearby Fort Collins/Laporte that offer fun rafting trips. About 15 miles from the mouth is Mishiwaka, a restaurant with a deck overhanging the river -- tasty food,... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Free parking in a public lot, public restrooms (no water, bring wipes or antibacterial gel). The river has lots of spots with trails, benches, and places for the perfect picnic.

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Pittsburgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It took an hour to get to the beginning of the Byway from Estes Park but there was great scenery getting there and it was well worth it. The river is beautiful with hundreds of twists and turns, huge boulders and lots of rapids. As you follow the Cache La Poudre River, the first half of the drive is through... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight of our trip, absolutely beautiful. The river was so beautiful. We stopped at several places to take pictures and just enjoy.

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Newnan, Ga.
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Cache La Poudre River or Poudre as it's referred to by locals is a wonderful, undamned river that drops down from the high snow capped peaks of Rocky Mtn. National Park to the eastern plains of Colorado. Beautiful for hiking, camping, whitewater boating and just a leisurely Sunday drive or bicycle ride.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You can see this river all over the Fort Collins and Windsor area. Lush grass and flowing water are abundant and a great place to spend some time relaxing.

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Brighton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The Poudre river is really great and has quite a bit of all kinds of camping along it. From tent up to the biggest RV you can find all kinds of sites...it does get busy during the summer, so make reservations!!! If you like rafting this is the place to go!!!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Every time we come to Fort Collins we HAVE to take a drive up the Poudre River Valley. The drive is beautiful, as is the water and the scenery! There are stops along the way to get out and take pictures. I want to add that a few years ago before I started reviewing here, our family went rafting down... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful with rafting available. Early spring the river is rolling with all classes of rapids, Picnic and camp sites are located for the length of the river.

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Address: Address: Fort Collins, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins

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