Cache la Poudre River

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A National Wild and Scenic RiverNational Wild and Scenic River

Kayakers on the Cache la Poudre Scenic Byway near Ft Collins, Colorado.

How to get there:

The Byway begins at the intersection of SH 14/US 287 NW of Ft Collins and follows SH14 to Walden.

  • From I-25/I-70 to US 287/SH 14
  • 70 miles 1 hr 20 mins
  • GPS
  • US 287/SH 14
  • 40.6637
  • -105.1883

In General:Kayaking/River RaftingHikingCampgroundFishing Available

  • Length: 97 miles
  • Driving Time: min. 2 hours

The entire length of the Cache la Poudre Scenic Byway is paved. It follows along the Cache la Poudre River for about 50 miles and in this stretch you’ll find 11 Forest Service CG’s. It then climbs up to Cameron Pass (10249 ft) and drops into North Park, prime moose viewing country.

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State Forest State Park

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71,000 acres and something for everyone.

Lake Agnes and the Nokhu Crags in State Forest State Park, Colorado.
Lake Agnes – Nokhu Crags

How to get there:

The northwest entrance to the park is located at the intersection of SH14/CR41, about 3 miles west of the Moose Visitor’s Center.

  • From Denver via I-25—SH14
  • 139 miles 2 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • NW Entrance
  • 40.5529 -106.0383

In General:HikingSnowshoeing TrailCross Country SkiingHikingHorseback RidingSnowmobile TrailsATVs Allowed - Check Regulations4wd high clearance vehicle required4wd vehicle with low range requiredCampgroundFishing Available

The park has 219 campsites, a corral at the Bockman CG, 6 cabins, 7 yurts, 9 picnic sites, 80 miles of
motorized roads and trails, 70 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 50 miles of signed snowshoe and skiing trails, and the largest moose herd in Colorado.

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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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Moose and birds aplenty.National Wildlife Refuge

A wetland area in the Arapaho Ntl Wildife Refuge, Colorado.
Overlooking a wetland area

How to get there:

The refuge entrance is 9 miles south of Walden on SH125.

  • From Denver via I-70-US 40
  • 121 miles 2 hr 30 mins
  • GPS
  • SH 125/CR 32
  • 40.6204 -106.2960

In General:Hiking

The Refuge was established to provide suitable nesting and rearing habitat for migratory birds. Meandering streams, streamside willows, and meadow habitats found at Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge create excellent wildlife habitat.

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