Plan Your Visit

The Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area shares the story of the "working Cache" through a variety of opportunities along its 45-mile stretch through varied landscapes and environments.

Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of Western water law and view historic structures that demonstrate the 1876 law of prior appropriation where the "first in time" to divert the river became the "first in line" to retain water rights, a law that is still intact today.

Whether you enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, cycling, or bird watching, the Poudre River corridor is the perfect place to relax in the great outdoors.The heritage area encompasses state wildlife areas, picnic areas, open spaces, and the 31-mile Poudre River Trail.

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