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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River

Larimer county, Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2 miles
  The Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls stretch of Cache La Poudre River in Colorado is 2 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Fort Collins-Loveland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Colorado scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This is not the only paddling section in this
    river system, there are others too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This is a bit of a short
stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Colorado is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. When you're paddling down a Front Range river like this one you always get great scenery along the  
way too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Wintersteen Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. Lory State Park is worth visiting if you're at Cache La Poudre River, and at Cache La Poudre River you always meet someone from Bellvue. This river has it all. Have a fine hiking adventure along the Greyrock Trail; Hill Gulch is absolutely a tremendous place to stop at. Cache La Poudre River is a location that is relatively dehydrated mostly.

Cache La Poudre River, Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls 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, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.4 miles long (below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (Mishiwaka Inn to Poudre Park Picnic Ground)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Livermore Bridge to Main Stem)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 8 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 IV-V+ - 3.4 miles long (Narrows Picninc Ground to Steven's Gulch Access)
Whitewater Outfitter - A Wanderlust Adventure, Larimer County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Thompson River, Larimer County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7.75 miles long (Drake to Canyon Mouth)
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountain Whitewater Descents, Larimer County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Eldora, Colorado , 44 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 53 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 54 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 67 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 68 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 70 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 73 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 82 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 86 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 93 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Inlet Bay Marina at Horsetooth, Fort Collins , 12 miles away
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cache La Poudre River:
Americas Best Value Inn Fort Collins, Fort Collins , 16 miles away
Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins , 16 miles away
The Armstrong Hotel, Fort Collins , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Fort Collins , 16 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Fort Collins , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River:
Ansel Watrous Campground, Larimer County, 4 miles away
Cherokee State Wildlife Area - Lone Pine Unit, Livermore, 6 miles away
Stove Prairie Landing Campground, Larimer County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River:
Greyrock Trail, Larimer , 1 miles away
Wintersteen Trail, Larimer , 2 miles away
Overland Trail, Larimer , 9 miles away
Sheep Creek Trail, Larimer , 10 miles away
Jug Trail, Larimer , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache La Poudre River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 23 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 9 miles away
Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado , 22 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River:
City Park Nine Golf Course, Fort Collins , 14 miles away
Link-N-Greens Golf Course, Fort Collins , 17 miles away
Fort Collins Country Club Golf, Fort Collins , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache La Poudre River
Seaman Reservoir, Larimer , 4 miles away
Watson Lake, Larimer , 9 miles away
North Poudre Reservoir Number 1, Larimer , 11 miles away

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