The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area (Cache NHA) is 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.
The Poudre Heritage Alliance was designated by congress as the management entity of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. PHA formed as a non-profit organization in 2002 with the goal to build a deeper understanding of the Poudre River’s national significance including its role in influencing water development, water law, and water management. The PHA conducted studies of the heritage area, developed a management plan, and championed congressional designation.