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Default Re: Cache la Poudre River, Fort Collins?

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Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
From Greeley it would probably be closer to just go west on hwy 34 toward Estes Park, the road follows the Big Thompson river.
Just above Estes is the Rocky Mtn NP and there is a lot of water up there to explore, especially if you're into hiking.
Something to think about is that as you head west on hwy 34 after you pass through Loveland, watch for hwy 56 on the right, if you take that road north, it heads up to Masonville (a wide spot in the road), take a left turn and that puts you on hwy 27, if you follow that north it will take you up to hwy 14 that runs through Poudre Canyon (about 20 miles up the canyon).
There are numerous small lakes in and around that portion of the front range, do some exploring and you will find some great bass and carp fishing.
Exactly, tons of roadside fishing up the Big T canyon. If you are will to hike more than a few hundred feet you should find some unoccupied water. And there is miles of water in the park.

Greeley to Poudre , depending on traffic and how high up the canyon you go probably an hour drive til you are getting your gear on.

Greeley to Big T canyon again depending on traffic and how far you go, but you'd be at the bottom of the canyon in about 30 minutes.

Poudre is much less pressured IMO
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