Cache La Poudre - North Park
- North Central
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.
- Greyrock Mountain National Recreation Trail
- My ScenicDrives Road Trip Map
- Roosevelt National Forest
- State Forest State Park
- Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
- Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area
- Lory State Park
- Cache la Poudre Wild & Scenic River
- Gateway Natural Area (Mountain Park)
- BLM McCallum Field Auto Tour
Bellvue-Watson Fish Hatchery
- Poudre Rearing Unit
Local Chamber(s) of Commerce:
Corridor Management Plan
- Cache la Poudre-North Park: Traffic Safety Review July 1999
- Cache la Poudre – North Park Corridor Management Plan - Feb 1998
- Heavy summer traffic
- Watch for livestock crossing the road.
- Watch for commercial traffic (semis).
- Program Contacts
- Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
4201 E. Arkansas Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
- Colorado Tourism Office
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