Class V Cache la Poudre River, CO

Big South (Long Draw Reservoir to Big South Campground)

The Cache la Poudre River is located east of the Continental Divide, in the northern Front Range of Colorado. It is affectionately known as the "Poudre" by local residents and long-time visitors to the area.

The main and south forks of the Poudre originate in Rocky Mountain National Park, then flow north and east through the Roosevelt National Forest. The river eventually passes through the City of Fort Collins, then joins the south Platte River east of Greeley. la Poudre

Section Details

Trip Length Full Day, 12.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Permit No
Manager U.S. Forest Service, Roosevelt National Forest
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater
Photo Credit: Cache la Poudre Wild and Scenic River. Photo Credit : U.S. Forest Service