Running along the Colorado River, the route traces the river from its source and affords insight into the lives of previous inhabitants. The byway stretches between Grand Lake and State Bridge to offer first-class fishing and boating, along with plenty of quiet spaces by the river and surrounding lakes.
Cache La Poudre - North Park Scenic & Historic Byway
101 miles of scenery and wildlife
The Cache La Poudre – North Park Byway meanders from the plains and hogbacks, into the magnificent Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass, and into North Park to Walden. The exceptionally scenic drive provides visitors a glimpse into the past while offering a bounty of recreational activities.
Soaring to an elevation of 12,183 feet, Trail Ridge Road offers an alpine experience like no other as the highest paved road in North America. Connecting Estes Park and Grand Lake, it takes visitors through the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park, and provides views of distant mountain peaks.
Following the Cache la Poudre River, the Heritage Area provides the opportunity to celebrate the river's cultural and historical contributions to Northern Colorado through education and recreation. The area encompasses diverse landscapes through urban and rural section of Larimer and Weld counties.