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Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area

A renowned attraction that offers ample opportunities for adventure on a healthy working river filled with abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Premiere facilities, including trails, visitor centers, and interpretive exhibits, make your trip to Northern Colorado one to remember. The river’s heritage stems from conflicts over water use, which led to the development of Western water law, innovative irrigation techniques, and water measurement devices.

Where are we?

The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage area extends for 45 miles and includes the lands within the 100-year flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River. It begins in Larimer County at the eastern edge of the Roosevelt National Forest and ends east of Greeley, ¼ miles west of the confluence with the South Platte.



a variety of historical and cultural opportunities


People in the river corridor


learning, preservation, and stewardship