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“Beautiful ride”

Ranked #2 of 111 things to do in Fort Collins
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Owner description: Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The drive through the Cache La Poudre Canyon is a beautiful drive. The road follows along beside the river with lots of twists and turns. The scenery is outstanding. Camp grounds and picnic areas are scattered along the way. Allow several hours from end to end. Enjoy!

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our family has been driving the Poudre for over 45 years. The fires of the last year (summer 2012) have changed the canyon some, but the natural beauty is still there. If you are fortunate enough to spend the night camping, backpacking or staying in a cabin there, please go outside at night. Enjoy the cool, clean air and the sounds of the Cache La Poudre river. It is one of the most beautiful places in Colorado. Our only complaint are those who do not appreciate this canyon and insist on putting themselves and everyone else at risk by speeding. The posted speeds are between 35-45 mph and with the several mudslides they've had this summer (more frequent than other years as a consequence of the fire), you never know what could be beyond that curve, hill or bend in the road. Please abide by the speed limits so that the canyon is more enjoyable for all.

2  Thank DellaDidDisney
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Cache La Poudre (French for "Hidden Powder") Canyon is a beautiful drive. It starts at "Ted's Place" and goes into Walden, CO. Lots of twists in the road so the driver needs to keep his or her eyes on the road. Points of interest are the Moose Visitors Center about an hour and a half from Ted's Place. They have great displays about moose and also have signs out telling what animals were sighted in the area that day. Great place to stretch your legs and use the bathroom. Kids of all ages will enjoy the displays.

2  Thank Poudregirl
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Poudre River Canyon is well known to locals. There are picnic areas and campgrounds along Highway 14 and access to trails, such as Gray Rock trail (very popular on summer weekends). In an hour and a half from Fort Collins, you reach Cameron Pass at over 10,000 feet elevation. In the winter, the area is popular for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. It's a great day trip for visitors to Fort Collins. The High Park fire in summer 2012 burn over 87,000 acres in the Rist Canyon and Poudre Canyon. It is an interesting lesson in fire recovery for years to come.

1  Thank dlmykles
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We rafted on this river. It was very nice and I liked the way the water glittered from the mica and broken rocks. Next time we will tube.

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