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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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low water and foggy but still beautiful

drove by the river before rafting it - great scenery. Friends hiked and enjoyed it - nice river... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherrie C
Awesome drive!

What a great little day trip! Although you probably should, you don't have to hike to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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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%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

drove by the river before rafting it - great scenery. Friends hiked and enjoyed it - nice river near Fort Collins.

Thank Sherrie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little day trip! Although you probably should, you don't have to hike to enjoy the wonderful painted gorges, rocky spires, and babbling river of the Poudre Canyon. Take your time! There are pull-offs all over the place to let less patient drivers...More

Thank SnorklinBadger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a river. That said its well known to Fort Collins residents, and a big part of the local history. Many people fish the river and claim its good fishing. There are places along the river that have long paved trails, and I am told...More

Thank Buzzard92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

May you be warned of traffic on the weekends. One on coming truck had a 10 foot raft sideways and just missed by head ( I was on a motorcycle).

Thank Bradford7050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful river with class 2-5 rapids. Highly recommend going with a reputable rafting company as these rapids can be very dangerous.

Thank deej713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great river for a whitewater rafting trip with various stretches to suit different skill levels. There are multiple companies that provide rafting trips. Nature and wildlife abound.

Thank bjohns7778
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This designated Wild and Scenic River area is not to be missed. We drove the entire length of the Cache La Poudre Canyon from Walden to Fort Collins. The drive was peaceful, beautiful, stunning. There are several places along the way to pull off to...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled up and down the La Poudre. It is beautiful! Be very careful though if your GPS tells you to take CR52-152. They ARE NOT partially paved. They are dirt roads suitable ONLY for robust 4WD vehicles-- you have to cross small streams and...More

Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different grade of rapids for the rafting and kayaking fan. A beautiful trip. We drove from Allenspark to raft this river, and it was worth the drive.

Thank woodsdc314
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful drive. Lots of sites to see on th poudre canyon drive. Must take time and enjoy this drive. We were on a motorcycle.

Thank Donna M
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Pat D
19 April 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
31 August 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
Leabeth C
22 August 2015|
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Response from Mary Kay S | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I'd contact the companies directly for that answer. They have a set schedule but conditions can cause changes.