Narrow, rocky with fantastic whitewater
Upper & Lower Rustic
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The Upper Poudre is narrow and rocky. This swift, continuous section with great class III-IV whitewater.
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Cache La Poudre River – Upper & Lower Rustic Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 7639′ to 6443′
Average Gradient: 68.7′ per mile
Access to Access
Home Moraine Trailer Park to Indian Meadows Picnic Area: 9.4 miles
Indian Meadows Picnic Area to Narrows Picnic Area: 8.0 miles
Total Mileage: 17.4 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.