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Cache la Poudre - North Park

Cache La Poudre

Length: 101 miles
Driving time: 3 hours

This byway links Fort Collins with verdant North Park, a quiet, bowl-shaped valley just west 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.

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Cache La Poudre

Information

Colorado Welcome Center at Fort Collins
3745 E. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-491-3966

Moose Visitor Center - State Forest State Park
US Hwy 14 (1 mile east of Gould)
Walden CO 80480

Cache LaPoudre-North Park Scenic & Historic Byway Council
Cheryl Ganz, President
Contact Us
  • Lenore C. Bates
    Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
    2829 W. Howard Pl.
    Denver, CO 80204

  • Colorado Tourism Office
    1-800-COLORADO
    Visit the website. 

 


 

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