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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River

Larimer county, Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     8 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Fort Collins-Loveland, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Since you're on this site
    you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. The beauty of the Medicine
Bow Mountains is a great plus for this river. The Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground section of Cache La Poudre River in Colorado is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The natural beauty  
of Larimer County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Cache La Poudre River you discover the Mount McConnel Trail which is a great hiking trail. A visit to Roosevelt National Forest rejuvenates the soul, and the cheerful people of Red Feather Lakes like to hang out nearby. This is such a fun river. The Kreutzer Nature Trail is a wonderful hiking trail next to Cache La Poudre River. Summertime highs at Cache La Poudre River regularly tend to be in the 70's. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 40's.

Cache La Poudre River, Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground road map
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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 - 9.5 miles long (Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 3.4 miles long (Narrows Picninc Ground to Steven's Gulch Access)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River - South Fork, Larimer County, 4 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 III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Mishiwaka Inn to Poudre Park Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Cherokee Park Road to Halligan)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Livermore Bridge to Main Stem)
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Eldora, Colorado , 40 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 46 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 59 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 60 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 61 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 65 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 75 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 77 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 82 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Hotels Near Cache La Poudre River:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Econo Lodge Estes Park, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 16 miles away
Rodeway Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River:
Kelly Flats Campground, Larimer County, 1 miles away
Mount Park - Arapaho National Forest, Fort Collins, 1 miles away
Dutch George, Masonville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River:
Kreutzer Nature Trail, Larimer , 2 miles away
Mount McConnel Trail, Larimer , 2 miles away
Signal Mountain Trail, Larimer , 9 miles away
Donner Hill Trail, Larimer , 10 miles away
Sheep Creek 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 , 10 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 21 miles away
Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River:
Fox Acres Country Club, Red Feather Lakes , 8 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 , 9 miles away
Seaman Reservoir, Larimer , 17 miles away
Ypsilon Lake, Larimer , 18 miles away

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