Cache La PoudreLength: 101 miles
Driving Time: 3-4 hours

Cache La Poudre Itinerary

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 intercepts 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.ving time: 3 hours.  Open Year Round

Main Towns: Walden, Fort Collins

Features Include:

Moose, elk, antelope, deer, badger, marsh birds, Golden Eagle, Red Crossbill, sage-grouse

Tour Colorado Member: North Park Visitors Bureau.