On today’s #COVirtualHeritageJourney we have a short video about recreation along, and on, the Cache la Poudre River. This time of year, as runoff kicks into high gear and the river starts to rise, you will start to see a lot of rafters, kayakers and tubers out on the Poudre. It’s also a great time of year for biking, walking, and running on the Poudre Trail. And, of course, the birding in the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area is world class!
Please remember that rivers can move deceptively fast and exert great amounts of force. Colorado’s melting snowpacks increase river flows during this time of year. Exposure to cold water can quickly lead to hypothermia, which can be deadly. The Poudre River also contains hazards such as rocks and boulders, trees, large rapids and dams. To learn more about “Playing it Safe on the Poudre” visit https://poudreheritage.org/play-it-safe/ for river maps, safety tips, and more!