Along the 76 miles of the Cache la Poudre Wild and Scenic River, America Outdoors outfitters offer whitewater rafting, kayaking, camping, picnics, hiking, winter sports, hunting and fishing.
The Cache la Poudre River begins high in the peaks of Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park along the Continental Divide. Flowing north and east through Roosevelt National Forest, it tumbles down the slopes of the Front Range and meanders through the city of Fort Collins. From its headwaters to the confluence with the South Platte River east of Greeley, the Cache la Poudre drops 7,000 feet.
Vegetation along the river corridor is diverse. The lower canyon has open slopes of mountain mahogany, sagebrush and bitterbrush. Tree species include ponderosa and lodgepole pine, cottonwood, aspen and Rocky Mountain juniper. Douglas-fir, subalpine fir and spruce are found at higher elevations.
As Colorado's first National Wild and Scenic River, the popularity of this river canyon grows each year. With opportunities for scenic driving, camping, fishing, rafting and more, it is an outstanding attraction for residents and visitors.