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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River

Larimer county, Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3.3 miles
  This section of Cache La Poudre River in Colorado is 3.3 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Fort Collins-Loveland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The Medicine Bow Mountains scenery is wonderful. There arenít
    any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The scenic beauty of Larimer County and the water flowing gracefully down Cache La Poudre River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Colorado tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. There are so many stretches  
to paddle in this river system, the Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn stretch is just one of many. This section is quite short so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Cache La Poudre River; Kreutzer Nature Trail is a pleasant local trail. Here at Cache La Poudre River there are plenty of folks from Bellvue, and splendid hiking is available along the Mount McConnel Trail. This river is so wonderful. A glorious spot in the neighborhood of Cache La Poudre River is Skin Gulch. It is very dried up here at Cache La Poudre River generally.

Cache La Poudre River, Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Mishiwaka Inn to Poudre Park Picnic Ground)
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, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge)
Cache La Poudre River - South Fork, Larimer County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 12.5 miles long (Fish Creek Trailhead to Main fork)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Indian Meadows Bridge to Narrows Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Livermore Bridge to Main Stem)
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Eldora, Colorado , 41 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 49 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 63 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 64 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 65 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 69 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 78 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 81 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 87 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Inlet Bay Marina at Horsetooth, Fort Collins , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cache La Poudre River:
Rodeway Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 17 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle, Estes Park , 17 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Estes Park , 18 miles away
Econo Lodge Estes Park, Estes Park , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River:
Stove Prairie Landing Campground, Larimer County, 0 miles away
Stove Prairie Landing, Bellvue, 0 miles away
Upper Landing Campground, Larimer County, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River:
Mount McConnel Trail, Larimer , 4 miles away
Kreutzer Nature Trail, Larimer , 5 miles away
Greyrock Trail, Larimer , 7 miles away
Sheep Creek Trail, Larimer , 7 miles away
Wintersteen Trail, Larimer , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache La Poudre River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 19 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 15 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 17 miles away
Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River:
Fox Acres Country Club, Red Feather Lakes , 14 miles away
Estes Park Golf Courses, Estes Park , 18 miles away
Estes Valley Recreation District Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache La Poudre River
Seaman Reservoir, Larimer , 11 miles away
Twin Lake Reservoir, Larimer , 14 miles away
Watson Lake, Larimer , 16 miles away

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