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Less than a half hour drive from downtown Fort Collins the Cache La Poudre River breaks free from the sloped canyon walls that cradle it's bounty of crystal clear, snow fed waters. Heading east on Highway 14, just a mile from Ted's Place at highway 287, the Poudre Canyon Highway begins it's 40 mile paralleled journey with the Poudre River. This marks the gateway to one of Colorado's most treasured natural areas. Activities abound: fishing, river rafting, kayaking, inner-tubing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. The eastern entrance to the canyon starts out at 5000 feet and gently climbs to over 10,000 feet at Cameron Pass on your way to the tiny community of Gould, CO. Along the way there is a world of trails and campgrounds.

horseback riding
4 days ago

Good drive but Im not sure I would say its "easy". The road conditions as of 9/10/17 were fairly bad. Went through in a 2017 Tacoma TRD Off Road in manual and it was a little hairy in spots. Used 4-Lo for the majority of it. Nice drive, good views though most of the forest has severe burn damage. If you go, 4x4 and decent clearance is a total must.

on Lady Moon Trail

10 days ago

If you're looking for solidarity this is the trail, otherwise nothing spectacular.

off road driving
10 days ago

on Mount Margaret Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail for toddlers. Our little 18 month old loved the narrow bridge just beyond all of the aspen trees. I

Good hike, mostly shaded. The last mile to the summit has a lot of trees down blocking the trail that you need to climb over, and the trail isn't well marked either.

off road driving
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

it was a fun hike. We saw some beautiful colored mushrooms & birds. Would definitely do again. Didn't make to top started raining & thundering.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

LOVE THIS TRAIL!! Went up on a Thursday and we only came across a handful of people the entire time. Hiked to East Dowdy Lake and hung out for a bit. Really beautiful spot, super easy trail, and totally worth the trip. There were a lot of ticks there though!

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun for beginners, Sunday drive for my truck. There are places here for more experienced drivers to get some air underneath their tires. Just respect the residents, always and stay on the trail.

Great trail. We didn't see anyone beside a group camping at one of the road crossings. It does get a little tricky to keep the trail towards the top, right after you pass the "lookout mountain summit 1/2 mile" sign. There are lots of trees down blocking the trail. It's there though, and the view is worth it! Pack lots of water, especially for your dog, because once you leave the stream at 1.5 miles in there is no additional water for refills.