Trout Routes

Fishing on the Cache la Poudre River.

Colorado Highway 14 along the Cache la Poudre River is one of Colorado’s premier scenic highways. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive west into the Poudre Canyon. There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic or watch the river tumble past. This area is especially popular with rafters and kayakers. If you like to fish, this is one of the West’s finest trout routes and streams. Hiking and mountain biking trails along the way, including Grey Rock and Young’s Gulch, offer pleasant trips into the the distinctive ecosystems of the foothills. Continue up the canyon to Stove Prairie and on to Buckhorn Mountain, where a sweeping panorama of the high plains to the east and Rocky Mountains to the west captivates locals and visitors. Make your way back to Fort Collins through Rist Canyon.

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