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Cache La Poudre River

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Address: Fort Collins, CO
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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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Day drive

This is a beautiful area to see. My husband and I took a few hours to drive back into the canyon a ways. Breath taking views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lisa A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful area to see. My husband and I took a few hours to drive back into the canyon a ways. Breath taking views.

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Thank Lisa A
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, CO. This canyon is a relatively peaceful alternative to the busy routes to Estes Park.... More 

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Thank janel m
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 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.

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Thank James N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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Thank Denise T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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 in some places it just now a dry creek bed. There is a beautiful trail... More 

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Thank Louetta S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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!!

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Thank Gina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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 growth

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

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Thank Craig C
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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. Or dirve farther up the canyon all the way to the top of Cameron Pass.... More 

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