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3 Days of Delight Along the Cache la Poudre-North Park Byway

3 Days to Delight Along the Cache la Poudre-North Park Byway
3 days
Love this stretch of Colorado roadway for its pristine woodlands, federally designated Wild & Scenic River and copious wildlife-viewing opportunities.

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How to Give Back to These Special Places:

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Day 1
Activity

Fort Collins History Tours

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Travel through Fort Collins in style, visiting the sites while hearing about local legends, fun traditions, ghost tales, crime stories and much more! You'll hear about everything from an... Read More

Lunch

The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm

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Set in a 133 year-old building, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm is a casual restaurant focused on elevated country and healthy farm fare. Read More
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Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

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Explore the new Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins!  Just 60 miles from Denver and 45 miles from Cheyenne, FCMoD blends science, history and culture into an interactive and... Read More

Dinner

Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon

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Dance the night away, stay for dinner, play some pool, have a few drinks and enjoy our live music and dance lessons! Read More
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Black Bottle Brewery

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Black Bottle Brewery is a fancy beer bar/brewpub in Fort Collins. We have a wide selection of our own beers on tap, as well as a number of guest taps, specialty bottled beers, wines and meads. The... Read More
Lodging

The Elizabeth Hotel

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The Elizabeth Hotel is where Fort Collins comes together. Situated in the center of Old Town, the cornerstone of Firehouse Alley, our Fort Collins hotel is the beat of the city's heart.... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Little Bird Bakeshop

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We see each day as an opportunity to share our passion for good food and drink with our community. Upon stepping through our doors you will be greeted by the sounds and smells of freshly baked... Read More

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Hike Greyrock Trail

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Stretch your legs along this classic Fort Collins-area hiking loop, accessed via Poudre Canyon. Rated intermediate/difficult, this locals-favorite hike offers lots of steeps and scenic views.
Lunch

Mishawaka Amphitheatre

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Openen in 1916, the historic Mishawaka Amphitheatre is a year-round music venue, restaurant and bar found in scenic Poudre Canyon. Read More
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Hit the Road

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Travel the rugged Cache la Poudre River Canyon from Bellvue; pull over periodically to appreciate the awesome force of Cache la Poudre river and watch for bighorn sheep along the way to Walden.
Dinner

Moose Creek Cookhouse & Saloon

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With more than 40 years in the industry, Moose Creek Cafe is where the locals prefer to meet, greet and enjoy the best value in drink and menu selections around. Come into enjoy a menu which... Read More

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Stockman Bar

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Stockman Bar is Walden's well-loved watering hole, complete with jukebox, pool tables and darts. Read More
Lodging

Antlers Inn

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Located in the heart of Walden, Antlers Inn offers rustic elegance just 2.5 miles from Walden Reservoir. It has an on-site restaurant — River Rock Cafe. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

River Rock Cafe

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Where the world eats and greets on Main Street! Read More

Insider's Tip

Plan for a Picnic: Satiate your midday hunger with a picnic near Moose Visitor Center before hiking along a State Forest State Park trail. The center's knowledgable staff can help with wildlife-spotting tips. Gather your lunch goodies from North Park Super's ahead of time.
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Moose Visitor Center - State Forest State Park

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Operated by the Colorado State Forest State Park and located near the former logging camp of Gould, the Center tells the story of the North Park moose and early timber camps. It also features... Read More

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State Forest State Park

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The ultimate in rugged Colorado wilderness, 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks and alpine lakes. Features 158 campsites and 15 cabins and yurts are available for overnight stays. Moose viewing... Read More

Dinner

All Smoked Up BBQ

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Enjoy award-winning barbecue — meats and sauces — on Walden's Main Street. Read More
Lodging

Antlers Inn

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Located in the heart of Walden, Antlers Inn offers rustic elegance just 2.5 miles from Walden Reservoir. It has an on-site restaurant — River Rock Cafe. Read More