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Cache la Poudre - North Park

Length: 101 miles. Driving time: 3 hours.

Cache La PoudreCache la Poudre MapThis 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.

Features:
Roosevelt National Forest
State Forest State Park
Outstanding fishing
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)

Local Chamber of Commerce(s):
Bellvue
Visit Fort Collins
North Park Chamber
North Park Visitors Bureau
Corridor Management Plan
Cache la Poudre-North Park Interpretive Plan
Cache la Poudre-North Park: Traffic Safety Review July 1999
Cache la Poudre – North Park Corridor Management Plan - Feb 1998
Special Considerations:
Heavy summer traffic.
Watch for livestock crossing road.
Watch for commercial traffic (semis).
Contact Information

Canyon Lakes Ranger District
2150 Centre Ave. Bldg. E
Fort Collins  CO 80526
(970) 295-6700
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/scenic-drives/index

Contact Information

Lenore C. Bates
Colorado Scenic Byways Coordinator
Lenore.Bates@state.co.us
(303) 757-9786
4201 E Arkansas Ave, Shumate Bldg
Denver CO 80222-3406
(303) 757-9727 fax

2014 Partnerships

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways 2014 partnerships

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