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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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Beautiful drive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Louisville, Colorado
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Louisville, Colorado
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185 reviews 185 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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223 reviews 223 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

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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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is a beautiful, bubbling mountain river, surrounded by Rocky Mountain foothills. Grandma and Grandpa used to fish there, and their 4 children, and now us grandchildren.

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was great. Traveled from Waldon to Ft. Collins. Lots of places to stop to take in the views. Most restrooms were closed for the season.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Best outfitters and most professional in the area- Rocky Mountain Expeditions! Awesome experience and so fun!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There is ALWAYS something to do around the river! Lots of rafting and picnicking! The river with the mountain setting is beautiful.

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