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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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trout heaven

Dropped daughter off for college, stopped by st petes and rented rod, reel and boots, bought some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tim m
Wonderful gem in this city

Check out the Fort Collins Natural Areas - google it - there are a number of them along the La... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Colorado's only designated National Wild and Scenic River provides thrilling whitewater and paddling adventures.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful drive” (27 reviews)
“poudre river” (40 reviews)
“pull offs” (5 reviews)
Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dropped daughter off for college, stopped by st petes and rented rod, reel and boots, bought some other gear and got a few 2 hour sessions in, great river, low in August, lots of large and small trout

Thank tim m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check out the Fort Collins Natural Areas - google it - there are a number of them along the La Poudre river with easy access - either walking from downtown, or driving to those slightly further away. Well maintained safe trails - short to long...More

1  Thank Nzack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Poudre River/canyon is beautiful. Good road with lots of pullouts for picnic and hiking. Some good fishing to be had a little higher up although the river is a little harder to wade because of the loose boulders. A little crowded for camping for...More

1  Thank LKnack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up the valley and parked to walk on the trails to the summit of Mount McConnell. Good trails, well signposted with some unimproved parts. Great views of the surrounding area and river valley and good interpretation boards along the way.

Thank Madalyn H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to this area immensely. Beautiful sights and great camping areas. The river is gentle enough to sit your chair in and relax.

2  Thank Ann K
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Poudre River is 126 miles long - I am just reviewing the part of it that is in town -- the Swanson Natural Area. We were going to visit New Belgium Brewery and got there too early. What to do? We saw a parking...More

3  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Love to drive to Cameron Pass through Cache La Proudre! So many places to stop and enjoy the river, the peacefulness. It is breathtaking in so many spots

Thank gloriashuey
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have done the Poudre River in tubes and on chartered rafts. Best for nubbies is the raft trip. Several companies offer trips in the area,

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful steam and canyon photo opportunities. A great extra treat was getting to see a moose up close!

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We took this scenic drive from Walden to Ft. Collins and it exceeded our expectations. The whole 101-mile length was beautiful and full of varying scenery (and even some rock slides). After passing through the Roosevelt Natl. Forest you hit a high pass and then...More

Thank slikrokbel
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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