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Days of Fun in the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area

From Fort Collins to Greeley and the villages of Laporte and Windsor, this northern Colorado region is packed with expansive views, welcoming locally sourced restaurants, frontier history and much more.

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Day 1

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Cache La Poudre/North Park - Scenic And Historic Byway

Follow the Cache la Poudre river as you drive this scenic byway that connects Fort Collins to North Park.

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River Rock Cafe

Where the world eats and greets on Main Street!

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Lions Open Space

Located on the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Lions Open Space offers day-use area picnicking, fishing, hiking, and biking.

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Vern's Place

Here at Vern's Place, we've had the same goal for 70 years: dish up the best homestyle food in a family-friendly atmosphere
with a commitment…

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Ten Bears Winery

Introduce your palate to a truly superior Colorado wine experience. Our Winemaker handselects only the finest grapes. Using French Oak Aging and our…

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Edwards House Bed & Breakfast

Victorian treasure in Old Town Fort Collins. Gourmet breakfasts, Fireplaces, Whirlpool Tubs, TV, A/C, Wi-Fi. Conference and Special Event Center which…

Day 2

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Silver Grill Cafe

Comfort, conversation and stories abound from the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado... Silver Grill Cafe has that and more! From mouthwatering…

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Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum

Alearning experience through time with the Bee family's efforts to cultivate the arid prairie of Northern Colorado. Learn about irrigation, the sugar…

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The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm

Set in a 133 year-old building, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm is a casual restaurant focused on elevated country and healthy farm fare.

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Poudre River Trail

The Poudre River Trail is 21 miles of a well-maintained paved pathway for walking, cycling, running, rollerblading and more. The trail extends from…

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Restaurant 415

Restaurant 415 is founded and owned by The Mason Street Five, consisting of Seth Baker, Justin Bernhardt, Amelia Mouton, Andre Mouton & Sean Olander…

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Horse & Dragon Brewing Co.

We're a family-run craft brewery making great beer, creating happy craft beer experiences, building community, and loving life here in wonderful Fort…

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The Armstrong Hotel

 In spring 2019, we underwent thoughtful renovations to bring renewed luster to our historic 97 year old Hotel in our guestrooms and public spaces.  Our…

Day 3

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Epic Egg

If you're looking for the perfect place to have a great cup of coffee with friends or a hearty lunch made just the way you want it, our friendly associates…

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Centennial Village Museum

Centennial Village Museum is an 8-acre living history experience featuring over 35 architecturally unique structures, costumed interpreters, heritage…

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TightKnit Brewing Co.

ºBrix offers a unique craft beer experience by not only brewing great small batch beer in house on our 3bbl system but featuring 60 taps from around…

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A Visual Resonance by Frank Garza

Artist Frank Garza's murals are known for their strong use of symbolism and distinct style of realism. In this piece, he fused vintage photographs with…

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Sherpa Grill Indian Nepali Restaurant

Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan food in downtown Greeley.

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Kress Cinema & Lounge

The Kress Cinema & Lounge, Greeley's only independent movie theater, is also a full-service bar and restaurant that provides movie-goers as well…

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Doubletree By Hilton Greeley At Lincoln Park

Our DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park hotel is located next to the Union Colony Civic Center. With amenities designed for the savvy business…

Day 4

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Mr. Yo's Donut

Join us this morning for fresh Donuts and Coffee! We also serve Breakfast Croissants and Sausage Rolls.

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Frank State Wildlife Area

This area has several ponds and is an excellent place for birdwatching. It is also an exceptionally pretty section of the Poudre River Trail.

Itinerary Tip

State Wildlife Areas

Anyone using a State Wildlife Area must have a valid Colorado hunting or fishing license.

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Hearth Restaurant and Pub

Hearth is the origin of warmth, light and food; the primary source of sustenance and milieu to countless memories. We intend to keep this tradition…

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No Worries!! Ballooning

No Worries!! Ballooning is your ticket to enjoy the beautiful skies of Northern Colorado.  We begin our flights in the gorgeous Water Valley area of…

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Chimney Park

Chimney Park Restaurant and Bar has a warm and inviting atmosphere combined with a straight forward approach to cuisine. The menu reflects seasonality…

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The Summit Windsor

The Summit is more than a bowling alley in Northern Colorado. It is a special place for friends and families to have fun bowling, playing laser tag,…

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AmericInn Lodge and Suites

Beautiful property ideally located. Indoor pool and hot tub.

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