Fast-paced and fun intermediate rapids
Upper & Lower Mishawaka
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A mix of action-packed rapids varying in difficulty from intermediate to advanced make this a great section of the Cache la Poudre for the first time rafter and the experienced boater.
Recommended Trips on Upper & Lower Mishawaka– Cache La Poudre River:
Trip Name: Half & Full Day
Sections Included: Portions of Upper & Lower Mishawaka
Outfitter: Rocky Mountain Adventures
Learn More: www.shoprma.com ~ 800.858.6808
upper & lower mishawaka sections
Cache La Poudre River – Upper & Lower Mishawaka Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 6100′ to 5262′
Average Gradient: 55.1′ per mile
Access to Access
Steven’s Gulch to Mishawaka Inn: 3.5 miles
Mishawaka Inn to Poudre Park Picnic Grounds: 2.5 miles
Poudre Park Picnic Grounds to The Bridges: 4.3 miles
The Bridges to Filter Plant: 2.5 miles
Filter Plant to Picnic Rock Access: 2.4 miles
Total Mileage: 15.2 miles
What people are saying
Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.
I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.
I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.
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
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.