Cache la Poudre - North Park

Cache La Poudre

Length: 101 miles
Driving time: 3 hours

This byway links Fort Collins with Walden, a part of North Park, a quiet, bowl-shaped valley just east of the Continental Divide. The road runs through the Cache la Poudre River canyon, once a useful transit corridor for Native Americans and, later, white explorers

Today's visitors lean more toward recreation; whitewater boaters and anglers love the Poudre, Colorado's only federally designated National Wild and Scenic River. At 10,276-foot Cameron Pass, the highway intersects Colorado State Forest, a 70,000-acre preserve of glaciated mountains and evergreen thickets. North Park, once a favorite bison grazing ground, remains heavily populated with deer, antelope, elk, moose, beaver and coyote; migrating waterfowl flock to the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge.

Cache la Poudre Video Tour  Cache La Poudre Photo Tour


Local Chamber(s) of Commerce:

Corridor Management Plan

  • A Framework for Wayshowing: Cache la Poudre-North Park Byway July 2014
  • Cache la Poudre-North Park Interpretive Plan
  • Cache la Poudre-North Park: Traffic Safety Review July 1999
  • Cache la Poudre – North Park Corridor Management Plan - Feb 1998
  • Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic & Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan - September 2013

Special Considerations:

  • Heavy summer traffic
  • Watch for livestock crossing the road.
  • Watch for commercial traffic (semis).
Cache La Poudre