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Cache La Poudre River

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Address: Fort Collins, CO

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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The Cache La Poudre River is one of the most beautiful and challenging rivers in the country. Don't hurry are you'll miss the purpose of Gods creation.

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Raymore, Missouri
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Raymore, Missouri
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cache La Poudre River is one of the most beautiful and challenging rivers in the country. Don't hurry are you'll miss the purpose of Gods creation.

Thank bobholman1944
Johnstown CO
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that modern demands should keep their grubby hands off. The canyon gets a great deal of traffic and countless tourists... this is fine. A good economy helps the river. But diverting it or damming it would just be a crime. This is beautiful place. It should stay that way.

Thank JPWindate
Plant City, Florida
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was raining when we drove the Poudre river, but it was a great ride. The road runs right along side the river and you can see campsites here and there. Lots of people fishing and we seen one group getting ready to launch a rubber raft. Not much on the road, so don't get on it if you need... More 

Thank Lisa J
Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an incredible day trip to enjoy this awesome canyon so close to our little city. Locals just say we are heading "up the canyon'. Fast moving water in the spring for rafters and kayakers, slow meandering in the summer and fall. A great time to go tubing or just splash around in the river. A picnic, a run up... More 

Thank Scomule
New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the natural beauty of the Fort Collins landscape. The Poudre River is set against the backdrop of beautiful rocky terrain was breath taking. In NZ we are spoilt with our rolling hills and rivers but this was also breathtaking.

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The area is very convenient to Ft. Collins and is beautiful for a drive, picnic, hike and mountain bike. Great kayaking too, a challenging river, I am not sure of the grade level, but depending on the time of year and the stretch I'm sure it will reach a 5.

Thank R Bruce D
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Steven's Gulch is the first picnic area as you drive toward Rustic. Nice picnic areas and easily accessed from the parking lot. The river allows a great day fishing. Go early if fishing is your goal. Later in the season, the river is full with water rafters.

Thank L1Martinez
Waterbury, Connecticut
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

On the way back from Laramie, I decided to take the right turn to check out the canyon. What a gorgeous drive. My advice, mind the speed limit, so you don't end up driving off the road while staring at the incredible rock and river views. Evidence of a massive fire is a reminder of how much fire can alter... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trail extends through much of northern Colorado. It is broken in places, but the paved trail goes all the way through Fort Collins and to La Porte to the north. Fishing is good in the river. Tubing is great in the summer, and just walking the trail is a journey through some of the history of Fort Collins.

1 Thank Alaska_Explorer
Fall River, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nice place to stop and relax while visiting the Rockies west of FC. Lots of nice places to pull over and watch and listen to the river.

1 Thank Sparkdog1

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