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Poudre River Rafting

Lower Poudre Half-Day Mishawaka Half-Day Mishawaka Lunch Trip Upper Poudre Half Day

Enjoy Whitewater Rafting near Fort Collins, Colorado

The Cache la Poudre River, northwest of Fort Collins, is Colorado's first and only designated National Wild and Scenic River. You get a thrilling whitewater rafting experience in a pristine and protected environment. The sections we raft are just a little over one hour drive from either Denver or the town of Estes Park, which is just outside Rocky Mountain National Park.

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POUDRE RAFTING TRIPS

The intensity of the rapids on the lower Poudre vary from intermediate to advanced intermediate in difficulty (i.e., Class III rapids). Rocky Mountain Adventures' professional guides and specially selected rafts ensure that both first time and experienced rafters can join the fun. A whitewater rafting trip on the Lower Cache la Poudre makes a great family outing. The water can be cold early season. Wet suit rentals are available.

Meeting Time : 8:15 AM and 12:30 PM
Minimum Age : 7 years old
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store
Cost : $55
Season : Mid-May to late August

Book the 8:15 AM Trip   Book the 12:30 PM Trip


The rapids on the Mishawaka Falls section of the Cache la Poudre are much more action-packed than the other half-day whitewater rafting trips, with plunges that vary from intermediate to advanced in difficulty (i.e., Class III and IV rapids). The current is swift and the channels are narrow, with fun but challenging rapids.

Rafters on this adventure must be at least 13 years old and must come prepared for hard paddling, teamwork and getting wet. We suggest you wear a wetsuit on this trip. Wet suits are avaiable for rent.

Meeting Time : 12:30 PM
Minimum Age : 13 years old
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store
Cost : $67
Season : Mid-May to early August

Book the 12:30 PM Trip


This Cache la Poudre trip, in addition to running the same stretch of river as the Mishawaka Falls section described above, stops part way through for lunch at the historic riverside Mishawaka Ampitheatre . Wet suits on this trips are highly suggested and are avaiable for rent.

Meeting Time : 10:00 AM
Minimum Age : 13 years old
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store
Cost : $75
Season : Mid-May to early August

Book the Lunch Trip


The full-day whitewater rafting trip on the Cache la Poudre begins near the community of Rustic at an elevation of about 8,000 feet, and finishes near Poudre Park. The river has rapids that are advanced in difficulty (i.e., Class III and IV rapids). The stream channel is narrow and rocky, and the current is very swift with almost continuous rapids. Waves frequently break over the front of our self-bailing rafts, making for a wet and exciting trip. For this reason, we VERY STRONGLY SUGGEST a wet suit.

Meeting Time : 8:15 AM
Minimum Age : 13 years old
Meeting Location : RMA Fort Collins Store
Cost : $105
Season : Late May to early August

Book the Full-Day Trip


Call us at (800) 858-6808 for more information or to reserve your whitewater rafting trip. You can also book a trip using our online booking agent. Click here for more information on group discounts and making reservations.