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Nice drive, lots of photos

The drive up Poudre Canyon from Fort Collins is pleasant and scenic. Not quite as twisty and busy... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
DFW Texas
via mobile
Need to Come Back.. Often

The Poudre Canyon has some of the steepest canyon walls that I've seen in Colorado. The canyon is... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Bennington, Nebraska
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Scenic canyon located inside the 612,000-acre Roosevelt National Forest, which provides year-round recreation.
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The drive up Poudre Canyon from Fort Collins is pleasant and scenic. Not quite as twisty and busy as driving the Big Thompson from Estes Park... not nearly as much traffic as I had anticipated on the Saturday before the eclipse. Be aware that there...More

2  Thank ProfCoop
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Poudre Canyon has some of the steepest canyon walls that I've seen in Colorado. The canyon is much like highways 36 and 34 going into Estes Park with a winding road through the canyon with a stream alongside. However, the walls are high, the...More

1  Thank RichFromOmaha
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous ride!! We thoroughly enjoyed it!! Roads were very good, just ride slow and enjoy all the beauty around you!!Be sure to stop at the "Mish" for lunch!!

Thank Uffdatraveler
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a wonderful drive with great views, lots of areas to stop and watch the water and see wildlife.

Thank tracyj1970
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We drove through here on our way to Canyonside Campground. It was a fun winding road overlooking the river much of the time. We stopped at our campsite and walked down to check out the water. It was crystal clear and cold. Next time we...More

Thank JasonCedarCity_UT
Reviewed 24 August 2015

I've never been up the Cache de Poudre River canyon before, but always wanted to. If you've driven through the Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park, or the Arkansas River Canyon to Salida, the Poudre Canyon compares favorably to either one. Gorgeous scenery, and plenty...More

Thank TUFish
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

If you want to experience the Rocky Mountains of your imagination, you must make the drive from Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs through the Poudre ("poo der") Canyon. The river is strong and fast and clean. As you climb towards the top of Cameron Pass...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Pretty drive up canyon with plenty of places to pull over and wander along the river. Staying in Fort Collins, we didn't want take the time driving to Estes. Glad we choose this scenic drive. Much less hectic than Big Thompson and closer. Hope to...More

Thank Jossey
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Everyone who comes to Colorado knows the Big Thompson Canyon from Loveland to Estes (and on into Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road) as one of the scenic routes into the Rockies. But a lesser know and just as scenic route is Colorado...More

3  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Colorado's Highway 14 takes you west trough the beautiful Poudre Canyon. The narrows are spectaular! If you go, be sure to stop in at the Arrowhead Lodge. It is now the visitors center for the forest service, but it was once a resort. Built in...More

3  Thank elbrooks
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