The Poudre is Colorado's only nationally designated "Wild and Scenic" River. Colorado Highway 14, which follows much of the river, is designated a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway between Fort Collins and the town of Walden. The Cache la Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway
is recognized as one of the state's premier scenic highways; more details can be found in our Day Trips section. Other ways to enjoy the Canyon include:
Poudre Canyon &
Red Feather Lakes
Just north of the beautiful Poudre Canyon and the wild and scenic Poudre River, is the rustic village of Red Feather Lakes.
We invite you to enjoy the unrivaled old fashioned hospitality that makes this area such a local favorite. Red Feather Lakes is located in the Northern Colorado Rockies, surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest and its sparkling streams, lush mountain meadows and stately peaks. The town's dozen or so quaint shops and cafes provide the fuel for the many outdoor activities that abound, from fishing in one of the many mountain lakes to hiking, snowshoeing, or horseback riding on the hundreds of miles of trails