Cache La Poudre River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Cache La Poudre River White Water Rafting Description:

The only river in Colorado designated as “Wild and Scenic”, the Cache la Poudre provides excellent opportunities for whitewater. Close to Fort Collins and Rocky Mountain National Park, the Cache la Poudre offers technical, continuous rapids for the more adventurous as well as milder family trips, both with beautiful scenery.

Find the Cache La Poudre River in Colorado

• Difficulty: Class III-IV(+) (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – August

White Water Rafting Trips on the Cache La Poudre River:

Trip Lengths:
1/2 & Full Day
Outfitter:
Rocky Mountain Adventures
Learn More:
www.shoprma.com; 800.858.6808

 

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Cache La Poudre River Rafting Sections:

Upper & Lower Rustic
Class III-IV
Isolated and scenic with fast-paced whitewater.

Narrows
Class IV-V(+)
Technical and challenging run with quick maneuvering required between big, fun hits.

Upper & Lower Mishawaka
Class III-IV
Large, splashy and challenging rapids combined with great scenery create a unique section for all levels of experience.

 

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The Cache La Poudre River is located in north-central Colorado and is the closest whitewater rafting the large city of Fort Collins, CO as well as the popular resort community of Estes Park.

Information for Cache La Poudre River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Cache La Poudre River is in the Roosevelt National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
  • River Manager: US Forest Service – Canyon Lakes Ranger District
    2150 Centre Ave. Bldg E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
    970.295.6700 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/arp

Shuttles:
If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.

 

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