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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Scenic canyon drive is definitely worth a look

We enjoy exploring the canyon roads in Colorado, and when we learned that Big Thompson Canyon (US... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
janel m
Madison, Wisconsin
A special tour of homesteads built in the 1860s

Each year special tours are set to hear about the homestead sites by relatives of that early... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2016
James N
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“beautiful drive” (27 reviews)
“poudre river” (44 reviews)
“pull offs” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We enjoy exploring the canyon roads in Colorado, and when we learned that Big Thompson Canyon (US Route 34) is closed for road repair, we decided to head up State Route 14 Poudre Canyon Road along the Cache la Poudre River northwest of Fort Collins,...More

1  Thank janel m
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Each year special tours are set to hear about the homestead sites by relatives of that early generation. A wonderful historical review of the early canyon days.

1  Thank James N
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Always love the drive in any season. I can always count on taking several photos of beautiful scenes.

Thank Denise T
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The Poudre river is 1 of my favorite rivers no matter if it is in the mountains or on the plains. It is always different and unique. I find it very peaceful and inspiring. Sadly, due tot he drought the water level is down and...More

Thank Louetta S
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This is very close to Ft Collins and we spent about 3 hours including several stops for pictures and a drink on the back deck at Mishiwaka's. Great afternoon drive!!

Thank Gina G
Reviewed November 1, 2016

it is an amazing river, free flowing trough Fort Collins and Colorado state. You can watch the fall colors or go fishing or white water rafting, it is so amazing place to be right in our backyard.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The drive was beautiful years ago but sadly man has manages through throwing out Butts stroked with fire a beautiful place Then we have framing which destroys the water throughout more. I pray Colorado and rain and the north west gets snow and to regain...More

1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is in our backyard so to speak. You don't have to drive very far to get away from the crowds. If you get thirsty or hungry, then there is the Mish.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Poudre Canyon is a must see for any trip to Ft. Collins. Even if it's a short trip up the canyon to the Stove Praire School turn and then left again at the Stove Praire for a return to Ft. Collins via Rist Canyon....More

Thank David Q
Reviewed October 17, 2016

The Cache La Poudre River is a gem. This Wild and Scenic River has not been dammed, so it is free flowing. This offers numerous uses, such as short drives to see the river and fall colors, along with other uses such as fishing, rafting,...More

1  Thank Joet6192
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Linda L
August 18, 2017|
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Response from L1Martinez | Reviewed this property |
Most of the pull offs going up the Canyon are free. There are probably Day fee picnic areas and any camping overnight is usually State owned and will most likely require a fee. All fees are very reasonable. The best time to... More
Pat D
April 18, 2017|
Response from Louetta S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, the Poudre is an easier drive. Not like the Big Thompson or Rocky Mountain National Park. Yes, it is a 2 lane road. I think it is less stressful. You often see Hummingbirds. Hopefully, it works for you.
George E
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Valerie B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this. No, not at all. There are a few parts you have to slow down more for the bends in the road, but stretches of pasture between the mountains. You are more likely to see wildlife easily in the Poudre... More