Cache la Poudre River
Class II - Class IV
Legend holds that French fur traders entitled the Cache la Poudre ("Hiding place of the powder" in French) after they stashed their supply of gunpowder near the river in order to conceal it from marauding Indians. Today, the picturesque Poudre has earned the designation as a national "Wild and Scenic River." Paddlers enjoy rafting, kayaking, and inflatable kayaking Class II, Class III, and Class IV stretches of whitewater in close proximity to Fort Collins, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park.