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Cache La Poudre River

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Address: Fort Collins, CO
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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 bike trail

The bike trail is great for short and easy rides. One of my favorite places in Fort Collins. Different seasons will bring different experiences there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Mariana N
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The bike trail is great for short and easy rides. One of my favorite places in Fort Collins. Different seasons will bring different experiences there.

Thank Mariana N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Imagine a 20 mile canyon which pours spring run off into a narrow canyon, then add incredible mountains, and terrain. That is the canyon. Traveling on a motorcycle it is amazing how beautiful it is.

1 Thank mrichardm
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a tamed river with a modicum of kaiak opportunities. It's best feature is that in Fort Collins there are attractive walking trails.

Thank Newfolkways
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Cannot wait for a day trip in the summertime! I can only imagine the joy of fly-fishing then --- should be fantastic!

Thank Candace J
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Poudre River and Canyon offer activities suitable for everyone. The Poudre is a designated Wild and Scenic river and is the only remaining free-flowing river in CO. Follow the river from the mouth of Poudre Canyon for 60 miles to the top of Cameron Pass at an elevation of just over 10,000 feet and you will be rewarded with... More 

1 Thank Jack I
Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

been on the river since 1984 they have made changes in places to stop and of course the "vandals" have ruined some of the old places along the way. The Cabin from the mini-series Centennial was built up the canyon but the kids wrecked it, shame, have WWRafted this many times and fished it also. Good place to go for... More 

Thank madbeacher2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Love this river-- every windy portion of it -- walk by part of it weekly -- it's clean and it's pretty mesmerizing to look at, kind of puts you in your place.

Thank ColoradoMermaid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Camping, fishing, hiking, rafting -pick your fab or try all. Parking can be a problem at the more popular spots. Don't miss a cold one at Mishawaka.

Thank WomenInBlack
Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a long ride that starts not far from Fort Collins and follows for 20 miles the Poudre river canyon and then opens up on a valley leading to a high pass. The road is well maintained, with a lot of curves in the first half. There are may activities such as hiking and fishing. There are a couple... More 

Thank marcopolo111
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Poudre River features spectacular views, a nice road (for the most part), numerous pull-outs, camping facilities, picnic areas, hiking trails and areas to simply park your vehicle, grab your gear and go. The river can be quite crowded during the busy summer season and on many weekends, including the fall when leaves are changing colors. You'll share the area... More 

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