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Cache La Poudre River

Fort Collins, CO
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Riverside enjoyment

The Poudre is a delightful river Cascading out of the Rockies. Lots of places to stop and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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Stunning views and beautiful waters

We went down the river whitewater rafting. The views were stunning! We ran the last part in a bit... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Poudre is a delightful river Cascading out of the Rockies. Lots of places to stop and enjoy. Try Verne's in LaPorte for lunch.

Thank W4558SWchristopherc
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went down the river whitewater rafting. The views were stunning! We ran the last part in a bit of rain, but that does not dampen the beauty of this place.

Thank Holly v
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My son and I floated inner-tubes down the Cache La Poudre River outside of Ft Collins recently. (Aug 6 2016) On an overcast day, and the temperatures hovering about 75, it made for a cold float! But well worth it! Both my 12 year old...More

Thank smohler2016
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Astounding Canyon, but I'd rather not bike it. Not much in the way of ridable shoulder and there's a lot of heavy traffic and tight corners. This is a tight canyon much of the time. To hike you really have to get away from the...More

Thank aldenabstract
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Driving West out of Fort Collins on Highway 14 you travel right along the Cache La Poudre River. The river has cut a beautiful canyon through the foothills and mountains. The Cache La Poudre is classified as the only wild and scenic river in Colorado....More

Thank frodo60004
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great place for tubing, a swim, picnic or a hike. Beautiful natural rock formations and cool lovely water!!!!

Thank LaneysHappy
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you want a mountain cayon experience that would be what you would have experienced 40+ years ago, then this is it. Unspoiled by tourist traps, you will find 'resorts', with cabins, and lodge feel. If you are looking for fancy, this isn't it. It's...More

1  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went on a group ride up to Cameron Pass and it was a good ride. They do have some loose rock over oil for about 11 miles so if you are afraid of rocks on the rode don't go. If you want to eat, there...More

1  Thank CoMaddMax
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This river surprised us! Was an excellent, exciting 8 miles! If you like to white water raft, this one was at the top of my list of the 7 rafting trips we've done.

Thank veryfry987
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome experience white water rafting with A1 Wildwater, Larry Chip the pirate guide did a great job getting us down the river

Thank TONY B
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Pat D
Would like to make the drive.... However, I do have fears of steep (no railing) winding mountain roads. Is this a stress free drive with wide two lane road s. Curious! Thanks!
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
Is this a "white knuckle" drive like Trail Ridge with shear drop-offs?
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
Are there any guided whitewater rafting trips Sept. 11 or 12th 2015? Looks like most places close down by Labor Day. Thanks.
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.