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Colorado whitewater, Cache La Poudre River - South Fork

Larimer county, Fish Creek Trailhead to Main fork section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     12.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Fort Collins-Loveland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch of Cache La Poudre River - South Fork is 12.5 miles long and is a class IV-V
    section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The Medicine Bow Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Fish Creek Trailhead to Main fork stretch is just one
of many. There's camping available near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork. The natural beauty of Larimer County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. If  
you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
Cache La Poudre River - South Fork is right by the Mount McConnel Trail. A tour to Roosevelt National Forest when you're here at Cache La Poudre River - South Fork is never a bad idea; the Kreutzer Nature Trail offers hiking at its best. This river has so much to offer.

Cache La Poudre River - South Fork, Fish Creek Trailhead to Main fork 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 - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Home Moraine to Indian Meadows Bridge)
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, 4 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, Larimer County, 6 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, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Poudre Park Picnic Gound to below Pine View Falls)
Cache La Poudre River - North Fork, Larimer County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9 miles long (Cherokee Park Road to Halligan)
Cache La Poudre River, Larimer County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (below Pineview Falls to Mile Marker 114.7)
Whitewater Outfitter - Rapid Transit Rafting, Larimer County, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Eldora, Colorado , 38 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
Loveland, Colorado , 58 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 10 lifts, 92 runs
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado , 59 miles away, 2270 foot drop, 7 lifts, 105 runs
Snowy Range, Wyoming , 60 miles away, 990 foot drop, 5 lifts, 27 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 - South Fork:
BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle, Estes Park , 14 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Estes Park , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Estes Park, Estes Park , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 14 miles away
Rodeway Inn Estes Park, Estes Park , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Kelly Flats Campground, Larimer County, 1 miles away
Mount Park - Arapaho National Forest, Fort Collins, 2 miles away
Jacks Gulch, Red Feather Lakes, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Kreutzer Nature Trail, Larimer , 2 miles away
Mount McConnel Trail, Larimer , 2 miles away
Signal Mountain Trail, Larimer , 7 miles away
Donner Hill Trail, Larimer , 8 miles away
Dunraven Trail, Larimer , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park - CO , 16 miles away
Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado , 10 miles away
Lory State Park, Colorado , 21 miles away
Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork:
Fox Acres Country Club, Red Feather Lakes , 10 miles away
Estes Park Golf Courses, Estes Park , 15 miles away
Estes Valley Recreation District Estes Park Golf Club, Estes Park , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Cache La Poudre River - South Fork
Twin Lake Reservoir, Larimer , 8 miles away
Ypsilon Lake, Larimer , 16 miles away
Seaman Reservoir, Larimer , 18 miles away

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