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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Fishing good, camping excellent, drive and access great

Mountain Park CG is the best, most civilized, across the river from the road, showers, very active... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, FL
Just in the Fort Collins backyard!!!

extremely close with many hikes and picnic places to offer! I personally like the Grey Rock hike... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kristina G
New Zealand
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful drive” (27 reviews)
“poudre river” (44 reviews)
“pull offs” (5 reviews)
Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountain Park CG is the best, most civilized, across the river from the road, showers, very active and hard working hosts (2017). Great fishing in this area. Further down stream you get all the yahoos in float boats. Actually any of the campgrounds are good....More

Thank likeparty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

extremely close with many hikes and picnic places to offer! I personally like the Grey Rock hike, but the river is stunning to see at any season!

Thank Kristina G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to the Poudre! It’s great fishing, sightseeing or meditating. The rafting adventures are outstanding and the hiking possibilities are endless. Just try to go on weekdays as weekends ate crowded

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family and friends rented 3 adjoining campsites in Mountain Park Campground for 5 days over the holiday week end. We all had tents and canopies There wasn’t much shade and we had very hot days. That said, we were right on the Poudre River...More

Thank Noscreennanw
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We walk the Trail already 3 times a week. It’s a nice clean,safe trail. It’s a great way to escape the stress of every day life.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Awesome June Rafting Trip on the Cache La Poudre River Family of 4 with 2 teenagers. It was our first time rafting and it was awesome. We went for the lesser intense of the two options and it was a rush. If it's sunny I...More

Thank Chad L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

River, streams, trails, and peaks. Terrific place to drive and hike. Hydrate while hiking and carry snacks. Great place for a picnic.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 19 November 2017

I am a repeat visitor to this scenic drive. I have driven here many times and on one memorable occasion spent the night solo camping after arriving at a secluded spot on my bicycle! Colorado's mountains and streams always take your breath away and Cache...More

Thank AlfaGeek
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I love going up poudre canyon along the river. There are many side roads, keep trails, and hiking areas where you won't see anyone else. Great fishing, some camping, but mainly it's not crowded especially during the week unlike boulder canyon. There's great white water...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The Poudre River is a beautiful place to fish and picnic near. It offers many different spots to stop and some have facilities. The river was running a little low, but still nice.

Thank Laurie T
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Linda L
18 August 2017|
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Response from L1Martinez | Reviewed this property |
Most of the pull offs going up the Canyon are free. There are probably Day fee picnic areas and any camping overnight is usually State owned and will most likely require a fee. All fees are very reasonable. The best time to... More
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