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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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A Beauty for All Seasons

Driving up Poudre Canyon is an appreciation for nature. The Cache La Poudre River is fast and free flowing. At times fast and swift over giant boulders and at other times the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth K
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Kearney, Missouri
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Kearney, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving up Poudre Canyon is an appreciation for nature. The Cache La Poudre River is fast and free flowing. At times fast and swift over giant boulders and at other times the rivers is fast but smooth flowing. Canyons and meadows. Likes and waterfall. Mule deer, bear, moose. It is in Roosevelt National Forest so there is camping and hiking... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Poudre river is a small but powerful river during runoff so be careful during that time. The scenery driving along the river is beautiful as it runs through a mountain canyon that starts just outside of town and continues on as long as you want to drive along it. There is commercial rafting that is the way to go... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hwy 14 corridor along what the locals simply refer to as "The Poudre" is far less developed than either Hwy 34 or Hwy 36 to Estes Park. As a result the relaxed feeling of being more in the wilds is a pleasant relief, and you don't have people riding your rear bumper. If you leave in the morning, the... More 

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Danville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love visiting the Cache La Poudre River area when in Fort Collins. The drive up the valley is beautiful and the river is a blast to float during the right water levels.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

COLD if you wade in, but all snow melt rivers in area are! Poudre trail follows river. Beautiful area to hike or raft.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rafted this river plus went fly fishing on it. It is hard to match the beauty of it all, especially on the remote stretches you see while on the raft. Try it!

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Kingston, Ohio
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved watching people raft and tube the river. Beautiful place to stop and take pictures. The drive was very relaxing and plenty of places to stop and look at river.

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Kauai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As good as it gets along the front range. Bring a picnic and enjoy. Take a raft trip and cool off. Take a hike. Fish for trout. Great scenery, uncrowded, accessible and the road is open all year long.

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time down the Poudre and I have loved both times. Gorgeous, clean, absolutely pristine! Refreshing!

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go and enjoy the wonderful scenery and the peace and quiet and sunshine. Loads to do, hiking, fishing, cycle trails and watersports on the river.

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