Area Info

Poudre River area attractions near Estes Park, Denver, Boulder, and Fort CollinsCache La Poudre River

This is the only national designated “Wild and Scenic” River in Colorado. Locals call it the Poudre River (pronounced “poo-der”) and enjoy the recreational activities in this exceptionally beautiful canyon. From hiking to biking to rafting, the Poudre River really has it all! For more information on Roosevelt and Arapahoe National Forests click on the link below:

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest Visitor Guide


Before or after your rafting trip we highly recommend staying in Denver to experience the culture, shopping, restaurants, sporting events and many other activities it has to offer.

Estes Park

The gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park offers all the amenities you will need for a fun filled Colorado vacation. The scenery is spectacular and there is always something to do in this quaint and colorful town.

Fort Collins

Fort Collins butterflyHome to our company, Fort Collins is a wonderful town to visit before or after a rafting trip with A Wanderlust Adventure. Our office staff is happy to help you find lodging, restaurants and other local activities in this unique Colorado town.


Nestled next to the scenic Flatiron Mountains, Boulder offers many tourist attractions during your vacation. We highly recommend visiting Boulder after a rafting trip with our company.


Located only 45 minutes away from Fort Collins, Cheyenne offers many activities and sites to see including: Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo & western celebration.

This season is our 39th year of rafting on the Poudre River. Over the years our company has experienced many challenges and we have endeavoured to adapt, learn and push forward. 

The novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of those challenging times. Like so many other companies and people, we are closely watching the global and community impact. Because of government guidelines and social distancing our season opening date is now June 6th. Our liberal cancellation policy remains the same as it always has. We require 7 days notice from the date of your rafting trip for a 100% refund with no service charge. If we have to cancel your trip due to COVID -19 there will also be a full refund. The safety of our guests and our staff is of the utmost concern to us. We plan to adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 and offer amazing whitewater rafting trips on Colorado's only National "Wild & Scenic" River, the Cache La Poudre. We look forward to rafting with you and your family this summer!