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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River

Larimer county, Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     9.5 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Colorado are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Fort Collins-Loveland, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Cache La Poudre River is 9.5 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. The beautiful Medicine Bow Mountains scenery is an added bonus. The Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch has
has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. The wonderful Larimer County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel  
great. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
A delightful location to have a look at close to Cache La Poudre River is Dadd Gulch; this is a popular place for folks from Red Feather Lakes. Life's too short to enjoy all the amusing stuff in the Medicine Bow Mountains. If the weather is great here at Cache La Poudre River, you can go for a hike along the Kreutzer Nature Trail. Roosevelt National Forest is a good location, and on a great day you can take a hike along the Mount McConnel Trail.

Cache La Poudre River, Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cache La Poudre River.
 Whitewater Near Cache La Poudre River:
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River - South Fork, Larimer County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.5 miles long (Fish Creek Trailhead to Main fork)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.4 miles long (Narrows Picninc Ground to Steven's Gulch Access)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Mishiwaka Inn to Poudre Park Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Cherokee Park Road to Halligan)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 15 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Transit Rafting, Larimer County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Thompson River, Larimer County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV+(V+) - 11.5 miles long (Lake Estes to Drake)
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Eldora, Colorado , 40 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 43 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 45 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 58 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 59 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 60 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 64 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 73 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 76 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 81 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Hotels Near Cache La Poudre River:
The Evergreens On Fall River, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Timber Creek Chalets, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Estes Park, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Estes Park , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle, Estes Park , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River:
Crown Point Rd, Red Feather Lakes, 2 miles away
Kelly Flats Campground, Larimer County, 2 miles away
Jacks Gulch, Red Feather Lakes, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River:
Kreutzer Nature Trail, Larimer , 4 miles away
Mount McConnel Trail, Larimer , 4 miles away
Signal Mountain Trail, Larimer , 9 miles away
Swamp Creek Cutoff Trail, Larimer , 10 miles away
Stormy Peaks Trail, Larimer , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache La Poudre River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 17 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 8 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 23 miles away
Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River:
Fox Acres Country Club, Red Feather Lakes , 7 miles away
Estes Park Golf Courses, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Estes Valley Recreation District Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache La Poudre River
Twin Lake Reservoir, Larimer , 8 miles away
Ypsilon Lake, Larimer , 16 miles away
Worster Reservoir, Larimer , 19 miles away

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