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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River

Larimer county, below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     2.4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Colorado and the water flowing gracefully down Cache La Poudre River will make you feel great. The below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access stretch of Cache La Poudre River is 2.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that rivers here are not as
    easy as elsewhere. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access section is just one of many. You might have to settle
for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. 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. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to  
walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. The beauty of the Front Range is a great plus for this river. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
A perfect site like Lory State Park in close proximity to Cache La Poudre River is too magnificent to leave out, and close by you come across the Greyrock Trail which is a tremendous hiking trail. And if that's not enough there's lots more entertaining stuff to do in the Front Range. People from Laporte love to come to Cache La Poudre River; the Wintersteen Trail is a good hiking trail nearby.

Cache La Poudre River, below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access 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 II-III - 2.4 miles long (below Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (Livermore Bridge to Main Stem)
Whitewater Outfitter - A Wanderlust Adventure, Larimer County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Mountain Whitewater Descents, Larimer County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Rocky Mountain Adventures, Larimer County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - A-1 Wildwater, Larimer County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
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, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.3 miles long (Steven's Gulch Access to Mishawaka Inn)
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Eldora, Colorado , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 12 lifts, 53 runs
Winter Park, Colorado , 56 miles away, 3060 foot drop, 26 lifts, 145 runs
SolVista Basin, Colorado , 57 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 37 runs
Loveland, Colorado , 70 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 70 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 75 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 runs
Keystone, Colorado , 76 miles away, 3128 foot drop, 20 lifts, 135 runs
Breckenridge, Colorado , 85 miles away, 3398 foot drop, 27 lifts, 146 runs
Copper Mountain, Colorado , 89 miles away, 2601 foot drop, 23 lifts, 125 runs
Vail, Colorado , 96 miles away, 3450 foot drop, 31 lifts, 193 runs
 Marinas Near Cache La Poudre River:
Inlet Bay Marina at Horsetooth, Fort Collins , 9 miles away
Carter Lake Marina, Loveland , 17 miles away
Boyd Lake Marina, Loveland , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cache La Poudre River:
Americas Best Value Inn Fort Collins, Fort Collins , 11 miles away
The Armstrong Hotel, Fort Collins , 11 miles away
Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Fort Collins , 11 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Fort Collins , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River:
Laporte KOA Kampground, Laporte, 2 miles away
Horsetooth Reservoir - Soldier Cove, Fort Collins, 6 miles away
Horsetooth Reservoir - North Eltuck Cove, Fort Collins, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River:
Wintersteen Trail, Larimer , 4 miles away
Greyrock Trail, Larimer , 5 miles away
Jug Trail, Larimer , 12 miles away
Overland Trail, Larimer , 12 miles away
Sheep Creek Trail, Larimer , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache La Poudre River:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 26 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 6 miles away
Boyd Lake State Park, Colorado , 18 miles away
Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River:
City Park Nine Golf Course, Fort Collins , 9 miles away
Link-N-Greens Golf Course, Fort Collins , 12 miles away
Fort Collins Country Club Golf, Fort Collins , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache La Poudre River
Seaman Reservoir, Larimer , 2 miles away
Watson Lake, Larimer , 4 miles away
North Poudre Reservoir Number 1, Larimer , 7 miles away

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