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Fort Collins Outpost

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Fort Collins Rafting Outpost

Located in Northern Colorado, Fort Collins is an inviting mix of history, outdoor recreation, and college town.  With the convenience of a small town but all the amenities of a larger city, Fort Collins is the perfect place to plan your next Colorado adventure. 

Over 600 acres of parks and 40,000 acres of natural areas, plus a delightful moderate temperature combine to make Fort Collins a great family destination.  With 300 days of sunshine a year, you’ll have no shortage of time to explore every activity this Colorado town has waiting for you.

Fort Collins is the home to Colorado’s first and only designated National Wild and Scenic River, the Cache la Poudre, and AVA offers you a unique way to experience this versatile river, with great whitewater rafting.

The Lower Poudre offers something for everyone and is especially great for families and first-time rafters, while the Mishawaka Lunch trip is perfect for those looking for more adventure! These thrilling whitewater rafting adventures are just an hour outside of Denver.

Top Fort Collins Attractions:

  • Whitewater rafting the Cache la Poudre
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • New Belgium Brewery Tours
  • Golfing, Hiking, and Biking
  • Horsetooth Reservoir
  • Botanical Gardens

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins offers a variety of exciting recreational opportunities, like golfing and biking.  A visit to northern Colorado isn’t complete without a stop in Rocky Mountain National Park, just half an hour away from Fort Collins.  The parks offers an extensive network of hiking trails as well as car camping and backcountry camping.

If you are more interested in Fort Collins’ in-town options, indulge yourself in wonderful shopping and relaxation of Old Town.  You’ll also experience great live music and entertainment, as well as unique local dining throughout this historic downtown area.

All Trips at This Location

Fort Collins Outpost


1/2 day rafting • Poudre River
Intermediate Rafting • min age 13
Location: northern CO near Fort Collins


Trip Time: 4 hrs
Water Time: 2 hrs


Intermediate Whitewater



Lower Poudre

1/2 day • Poudre River
Family whitewater • ages 7+
Location: Northern CO, near Fort Collins


Trip Time: 4 hrs


Beginner Whitewater