The River that Set Historic Water Law in the West

Cache la Poudre River Corridor encompasses the flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River in Colorado. This heritage area commemorates the contributions of the River to the development of water law in the Western United States, the evolution of water delivery systems, and the shaping of the region’s cultural heritage. Recreational activities include hiking, fishing, and kayaking.


Wayside Exhibits welcome men to the Heritage Area

Just What is a National Heritage Area?

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are designated by Congress as places where natural, cultural, and historic resources are nationally important.

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The blue river flows through canyons of steep rock.

A Unique Partnership

For more detailed information about this National Heritage Area and how the partners work together, visit the Poudre Heritage Alliance homepage.

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The Cache La Poudre river flows at high levels in the springtime

Celebrating Western Water History

The Cache la Poudre National Heritage Area is one of 49 National Heritage Areas. Is was designed a nationally important landscape for its association

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