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Poudre River

Poudre River Rafting Trips in Colorado

Just outside of Fort Collins, Colorado, the Cache la Poudre River offers pristine wilderness and fun whitewater.  The Poudre is Colorado’s only river designated “Wild and Scenic”.  First-time rafters will enjoy the fun Class III whitewater of the Lower Poudre while more experienced paddlers can challenge themselves on the Class IV excitement of Mishawaka Falls.

Poudre River Whitewater Rafting Details:

• Convenient to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins, and Denver
• Lower Poudre is half day with morning and afternoon start times
• Wetsuit, splash jacket, and booties are available for rent

Looking for family-friendly whitewater?  The Lower Poudre’s exciting Class III rapids will still be appropriate for the kids while providing thrills for the whole group.  Between rapids, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the stunning scenery.  Minimum age 7, minimum weight 50 lbs.

Looking for heart-pounding exhilaration?  The intense whitewater of Mishawaka Falls will challenge even the most adventurous as you navigate this narrow, technical stretch.   Stop mid-trip to refuel with a hearty riverside lunch.  Good physical fitness recommended.  Minimum age 13.

Whether you opt for mild or wild, the Cache la Poudre River will provide a whitewater experience you’ll never forget.  After your trip, take your Colorado vacation to the next level; head up the road and upstream to river’s birthplace in famed Rocky Mountain National Park where you’ll be treated to even more sweeping vistas, rugged peaks, wildflowers, wildlife, and gorgeous waterfalls.

A rafting trip on the Poudre and a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect way to experience Colorado.  You’ll have easy access to the wilderness of the Rockies while still remaining close to Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder.