The Cache la Poudre River Experience

Explore, Save and Win!


Don't just read about history. Experience it! Whether you have an hour, an afternoon or an entire day, adventure awaits. We've curated four distinct tours that allow pass holders to explore history, connect with nature and enjoy all the Northern Colorado community has to offer. The pass is valid for a year so take your time and leave no stone unturned as you travel with tour guides, Drip & Drop, through the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area and beyond.

Take advantage of over $100 in discounts & deals offered by our pass partners. Save on admissions fees, beverages and more.

Prizes: For every six different pass location check-ins, you’ll earn a prize pack.
Monthly Drawings: Only one check in is needed for entry into our monthly seasonal prize drawings.

This holiday season, give the gift of The Cache la Poudre River Experience Pass! As you complete the checkout process, select “Get Started” under the “Give as a Gift” section. Just make sure to have the person’s name, email address and telephone number handy to make sure they receive the gift!

Pass is limited to one pass per email address.
Valid for 1 year after purchase.
Passholders have 30 days after the expiration of their pass to pick up prizes won. Drawing winners have 60 days from the date of notification to pick up their prize.


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The Cache la Poudre River Experience

  • Experience the heart and soul of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area while saving big at breweries, restaurants, museums, and more.
  • Featuring four distinct tours, the Cache Pass allows pass holders to explore history, connect with nature, and enjoy all NoCo has to offer.
  • For just $10, the Cache Pass unlocks $160+ in discounts on admission fees, beverages, prizes, and more.

How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a curated collection of locations that highlight the history, culture, and river resources of the Heritage area, as well as local retailers offering deals and discounts to redeem during your visit.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating location, simply check in and record your visit to count towards prizes and redeem any available discounts! You will need your phone geo location services turned on in order to check-in.

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

1879 Avery House
The 1879 Avery House - Fort Collins has Franklin Avery to thank for the wide streets in Fort Collins; he took advantage of the open spaces when he surveyed the town in 1873. Avery later founded First National Bank and was instrumental in developing water projects that enabled agriculture to flourish in northern Colorado.

In 1879, he and his wife Sara built a family home on the corner of Mountain Avenue and Meldrum Street and raised their children, Edgar, Ethel, and Louise, there. The original two-story home consisted of two rooms on the first floor, now the entry area and dining room; three bedrooms upstairs; and a basement. Constructed of sandstone from local quarries, the house cost $3,000 when it was built. During the ensuing years, the Avery’s added to the house several times; the final addition included the distinctive Queen Anne tower. Additional information at

Open Saturday 11:00AM – 2:00PM, Sunday 1:00PM – 4:00PM
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What's Included

  • Free Admission For Avery House Tour
1883 Water Works
The 1883 Fort Collins Water Works was the first major public works built in Fort Collins. It was born out of the need to provide fire protection and drinking water to a growing community. The facility is located at the western edge of Fort Collins on a 23-acre site that also features a portion of the Cherokee and Overland Trail that led gold seekers, emigrants, and outlaws through the western frontier.

The 1883 Water Works is open on the second Saturday of the month May-October from 10AM-3PM, except September which is on the third Saturday as part of the Historic Homes Tour.
Private tours may also be scheduled HERE throughout the summer.
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What's Included

  • 50% Off The Fort Collins First Water Works Book
B.H.Eaton Ditch
Benjamin Eaton (1833-1904), one of the largest land owners in Weld and Larimer counties, was instrumental in the establishment of modern irrigation farming in Northern Colorado. At one time he owned over ninety 160 acre parcels, all watered from canals and reservoirs of his own construction. This ditch currently has concrete Parshall measuring flumes with gauging stations to record water depth in the flumes.
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Bingham Hill Cemetery
Thought to be haunted, this historic cemetery is the oldest in Larimer County. Sign the visitors log to join the more than 10,000 who have visited this pioneer cemetery and experience a unique piece of Colorado History.

From Bingham hill Cemetery head 2 miles towards the Poudre Canyon, and you will see the Historic Cache la Poudre Marker.
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Cache la Poudre Marker
This historic signpost marks the spot where in 1836 French fur trappers hid a large stash of gunpowder, later becoming the river’s namesake.
*no parking*
While you are in the area, check out Watson Lake just over a mile away.
City of Greeley Natural Areas and Trails Division at Signature Bluffs
Greeley has nearly 2,000 acres of natural areas and over 30 miles of trails waiting for you to explore. Greeley’s natural areas are places where visitors can connect to nature in an up close and personal way. Spend the day on a bike touring the Poudre trail. Watch birds and deer along the river. Stroll through a quiet cottonwood forest with your best two or four-legged friends. The city’s natural areas are not just a great place for residents to exercise and unwind. Natural areas provide important habitat for local wildlife, assist in improving water quality, and increased resilience to floods. These “ecosystem services” make natural areas a community asset we can all value. Enjoy Greeley’s natural areas & trails today – they are always in season.

Click HERE to view the trail map.
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Colorado Model Railroad Museum
The most scenic, one of a kind model railroad of its kind will leave you inspired. Walk through a real caboose, stroll along the mountain vistas and peek into a miniature world of wonder.

What's Included

  • $2.00 Off Any Admission Fee
Council Tree
In 1860, a massive cottonwood tree stood in a broad, lush meadow near the Cache la Poudre River’s banks and served as a meeting place for Chief Friday and the Northern Arapahoe. It would later be known as the Council Tree, by white settlers who saw the tree as a symbol of Native American Life. You can now find a signpost for where the tree once stood, just north of Strauss Cabin along the trail.
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Eastman Park
Eastman Park is a 25-acre turf-covered park in the Southeast Corner of Windsor. It has ample parking, indoor restrooms, drinking fountains, a play area for the children and a picnic shelter to get out of the sun. Located off of 7th Street and Eastman Park Drive north of the playground, shelter, skatepark and soccer fields is a local river adventure project unlike anything else in the Town of Windsor. The Eastman Park River Experience features a river-mile devoted to local kayaking, canoeing, tubing and water play.
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Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday
Set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins/Lakeside KOA Holiday offers a variety of ways to get outdoors and enjoy the area. As the ideal location for your base camp, our campground in Fort Collins places you an hour from major cities such as Boulder, Denver, Cheyenne and Laramie.
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an interactive and immersive museum, featuring hands-on and collections-based exhibits that tell the stories of Northern Colorado and beyond.

What's Included

  • $2 Off Museum Admission
  • 10% Off Drinks In The Museum Cafe
Fort Collins Nursery
Fort Collins Nursery has been helping people with their gardens and landscapes since 1932. We have a great deal of experience with thousands of varieties of plants that grow in Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and Western Nebraska. Our Nursery Professionals are always available to help answer questions and give advice.

What's Included

  • $10 Off Purchase Of $50 Or More
Fort Fun
Your Entertainment Destination · With a variety of attractions, a large arcade, and a restaurant, there is plenty of fun for everyone.
· Mini Golf · Go-Karts · Escape Rooms · Laser Tag · Giant Slide · Bumper Boats · Paddle Boats

What's Included

  • 15% Off A Fun Pass, Fun Pass Deluxe Or Individual Attraction
Gardens on Spring Creek
With 12 acres of curated botanic beauty, something is always in bloom at The Gardens! Explore, learn and grow with us!

What's Included

  • $2 Off Adult Admission
Gateway Natural Area
Hidden in plain sight, the rustic park, situated at the confluence of the North Fork and the Cache la Poudre River is not to be missed. This fly-fishing destination is also home to a network of scenic trails, river put-ins, and the site of the city's historic water filtration plant. Plan an afternoon the whole family can enjoy by utilizing the grills, picnic tables, and the natural playground all along the river’s edge.

If you are still feeling adventurous, there are a myriad of opportunities further up the canyon. Just ask a park ranger, and they will be happy to help!

*fee to park*
*no cell service*

*Check in to Gateway Natural Area by stopping at Morning Fresh Dairy Farm or Ted’s Place on your way out of the Poudre Canyon*
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Great Western Sugar Beet Flume and Bridge
This historic remnant reminds us that Colorado once had more than 20 sugar beet factories, supporting tens of thousands of farmers, field hands, and factory workers from the early to mid-1900s. This suspension bridge is representative of a historic industrial disposal system and was placed in the National Register of Historic places in 2014.

You can access this site from the Poudre River Trail and read the interpretive signage explaining its history.
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Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce
Visit Greeley is the Convention and Visitors Bureau department for Greeley. Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment. Visit Greeley also offers complete conference planning services if you need help planning a retreat, reunion, professional meeting, or an event! Explore our site and be prepared for some pleasant surprises. Then, come see us!
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Greeley Ditch #3
Built in 1870 the Greeley No. 3 Ditch was the first cooperative irrigation development in northeastern Colorado. Its 13-mile length was dug by horses, oxen and mules, and all male residents of eligible age were enlisted to assist in its construction. Funds to pay for the building of the ditch came from membership fees while annual assessments levied on colonists raised money for operations, maintenance, and improvements. Today Greeley No. 3 continues to be a vital asset to the Greeley community.
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Greeley Family FunPlex
The Family FunPlex isn’t your typical community recreation center. Located within the Twin Rivers Community Park, there isn’t a better location for family fun. This facility offers a full array of amenities, services, and programs including a multi-court gymnasium, indoor walking track, lap pool, indoor waterpark, weight room, fitness classes, personal training, birthday party packages, room rentals and more!
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Greeley History Museum
The Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections. At the Greeley History Museum as well as Centennial village, artifacts, photographs and hands-on opportunities create a meaningful visitor experience. In addition to exhibits, the lower level of the museum holds the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center, which has an impressive collection of documentary and photographic resources available for researchers, students and genealogists.

The building, originally built in 1929 for the Greeley Tribune, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and became home to the Greeley History Museum in 2005.
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Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company is a family-owned and run independent craft brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our goal is to responsibly create delicious craft beers and experiences that enhance the balance in people's lives and in their communities, and that increase people's ability to connect with each other. To that end, our core tenants are to make great beer, treat everyone ethically, reduce our environmental impact wherever possible, and be proactive members of our community. Cheers!
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What's Included

  • 3 Complimentary Taster Pours
Island Grove Regional Park
Trees planted as far back as 1869, spacious lawns, and a range of facilities that border the Poudre River have earned Island Grove Regional Park a reputation as one of the most picturesque and versatile events complexes in the nation. Island Grove Regional Park is a multi-use events complex owned by the City of Greeley and Weld County. Located on 145 acres (about half the total floor space of the Pentagon) means there’s plenty of space for all ages to play! The park supplies parking and access to the Poudre River and trail.
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Kaplan-Hoover Bison Bone Bed
 Archaic-era people of the region directed bison into the creek, or arroyo, where they were trapped, killed, and butchered. The site is one of the largest bison kill sites from the Archaic era in Colorado (8000 to 2000 BC). To date, approximately 4,000 bison bones have been recovered with an estimated 200 animals at this site. The site is located on private property, but visitors can view the site from the Poudre River Trail. While standing at the wayside sign, visitors can look across the Jodee Reservoir to view the site.
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Kodak Trail Head and Watchable Wildlife Area
This section along the Cache la Poudre River is a Colorado State Wildlife area that seeks to preserve the natural riparian habitat for wildlife. It is a wonderful spot for bird watching. Here you will find wild turkeys wandering about in groups as well as eagles, hawks, and a variety of waterfowl.
Lake Canal
The Lake Canal was built in 1873 to supply irrigation water to the newly established Fort Collins Agricultural Colony. The drought of 1874 led to a system of water management that has since prevailed throughout the Western United States.The Doctrine of Prior Appropriation, or “first in time, first in right,” dictates that the person or irrigation company who first claims water from a river is the first person to receive water from the river regardless of need. The canal, now modernized, has been functioning for over 140 years.
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Morning Fresh Dairy Farm
Since 1894 our family owned All Natural dairy has been operating in the same location. All of our milk comes from our cows right here in Bellvue, Colorado. With sustainable land use practices, top of the line cow care, and minimal processing, Morning Fresh Dairy is the right choice for your family. Come out to the dairy for a tour and see for yourself how your milk gets from moo to you in just 24 hours.
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What's Included

  • $5 Morning Fresh Dairy Tour For Up To 5 Guests!
Museum of Art Fort Collins
The mission of the Museum of Art l Fort Collins is to boldly explore contemporary society through art--enlightening, educating, and providing regional arts leadership. Connecting art, artists and community through art exhibitions and programs. Check out Art Central app for curated art walks!
Old Fort Collins Heritage Park
Camp Collins was officially established on August 20, 1864, and although it was occupied for only two years, a new town took root around it. No fort ever existed here, yet the town became known as Fort Collins. The site of the prior camp is now home to Old Fort Collins Heritage Park as well as a handful of other establishments.

Come learn about the heritage area at our interpretive kiosk before you make your way along the Poudre River Trail to the whitewater park just a quarter mile Northwest.
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Picnic Rock Natural Area
Just 2.8 miles from the canyon's entrance, Picnic rock serves as a gateway to the Cache la Poudre River. During the spring and summer months, watch boaters float by as you walk along the river's edge, or stop for lunch at one of the many picnic areas. Gazing across the canyon, you will see picnic rock’s own climbing crag, as well as the vestiges of the 2004 wildfire burn scar by the same name.

From picnic rock, it’s less than 3 miles to Gateway Natural Area, another great option for experiencing the Poudre Canyon without straying too far from the city.

*no cell service*

*Check in to Picnic Rock Natural Area by stopping at Morning Fresh Dairy Farm or Ted’s Place on your way out of the Poudre Canyon*
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Pleasant Valley School House
The only remaining stone one-room schoolhouse in Larimer County sits on the Noosa Yoghurt and Morning Fresh Dairy campus in Bellvue, Colorado. The Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse was built in 1879 to serve the children of local farmers and ranchers. The schoolhouse is currently part of the scheduled tours of Morning Fresh Dairy. Tours take place 2-3 days/week depending on the time of year.
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Poudre Pet & Feed Supply - North
At Poudre Pet and Feed Supply, we know that your pets deserve the best and that's all we carry. We are constantly searching for new products, in order to provide the best products to you and your pets. If you can't find your favorite products, we'd be happy to find and carry them just for you.

What's Included

  • $5 Off $50 Purchase
Poudre Pet & Feed Supply - Windsor
At Poudre Pet and Feed Supply, we know that your pets deserve the best and that's all we carry. We are constantly searching for new products, in order to provide the best products to you and your pets. If you can't find your favorite products, we'd be happy to find and carry them just for you. We have a feed for every need!

What's Included

  • $5 Off Purchase Of $50 Or More!
Poudre Pooch Park
A one acre fenced, off-leach dog park. The dog park is open during daylight hours only. The Town of Windsor requests that you follow the rules of the dog park and properly dispose of your pup’s waste.
Poudre River Whitewater Park
Just North of Old Town, this manufactured whitewater park celebrates the convergence of water in industry, agriculture, and recreation. The whitewater park provides kayakers, tubers, and even river surfers the opportunity to experience all the Poudre has to offer. Come play in the river or enjoy the view from the sandstone terraces that line the park.
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Purpose Brewing and Cellars
Purpose Brewing & Cellars is a small batch craft brewery that focuses on hand-crafted beers. We focus on three main ingredients: knowledge, experience, and creativity, and blend these ingredients with fruit, wood, barrels, spices and whatever else that draws our inspiration. Every weekend, we offer four or five unique beers that are different from week to week. We will always have a different barrel aged beer on tap, and most of the time, a delicious sour beer.
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What's Included

  • 2 For 1 For A Flight
River Bluffs Open Space
The property is a combination of riparian corridor, wetlands, agricultural fields, and bluffs, which create a diverse plant and animal habitat. It is also the site of an old oxbow formed by the nearby Cache La Poudre River which was abandoned when the river was channeled to build a bridge across it. 
Rocky Mountain Adventures
Since 1993, Rocky Mountain Adventures has been helping people have fun. We offer whitewater rafting, instruction, and guided outings. In addition, we have a full rental program for those of you wanting to venture on your own. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast or are a little outdoors timid, we can help you find an experience that’s just your speed.
If you’re coming to Colorado on vacation, or you live here and are looking for a fun experience for your visiting friends or relatives, an adventure from Rocky Mountain Adventures may be just what you need.
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What's Included

  • 10% Off Your Purchase
Rover Run Dog Park
Dogs are allowed to run free inside a large 3-acre fenced area at Rover Run Dog Park. The dog park has benches, a portable restroom, and receptacles for waste bags. Be sure to bring water for Fido. The dog park is open during daylight hours only. The City of Greeley requests that you follow the rules of the dog park and properly dispose of your pup’s waste.
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Snowbank Brewing
At Snowbank, quality is built into every beer we brew. From milling the grain to pouring your beer into the glass, we pay attention to every detail of the process to ensure your beer and experiences here are the absolute best they can be. Snowbank Brewing focuses on innovation and a passion for the Colorado lifestyle. Check out our tap room in Fort Collins and discover one of Fort Collins' award winning breweries.
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What's Included

  • $1 Off Pints
Strauss Cabin
Nestled between The Cache la Poudre River and Rigden Reservoir, this historic cabin was one of the earliest log structures built in Colorado. Constructed by George Strauss, in 1864, this homestead stood the test of time for roughly 100 years. It was restored in 1997 only to be burned down by arsonists in 1999. Today, you can see the stone edifice and footprint of where the building once stood.

While visiting Strauss Cabin, make sure to check out the Council Tree, just a short walk to the North of the Strauss Cabin remains.
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SweetWater Brewing Company
Brewpub with full food menu, beer, hard seltzers, lemonades and teas as well as a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. Indoor and outside seating. Dogs welcome on the patio.

What's Included

  • BOGO Pints/pours
The Poudre Learning Center
The Poudre Learning Center is a premier facility for interdisciplinary learning that focuses on the importance of history, science, economics, stewardship and aesthetics of the Cache la Poudre River in Northeastern Colorado.  
Von Trotha-Firestien Farm at Bracewell
Historic Farm and Event Center. Farm tours by appointment. Space available for weddings, parties, meetings, and other gatherings.

What's Included

  • Rental Fee Discount
Watson Lake
Watson Lake, a Colorado wildlife area, is just far enough out of town to be the serene escape you are looking for. Bring a cooler of drinks and spend the day fishing or bird watching. This manufactured lake provides an ideal habitat for golden eagles, White-throated Swifts, and Canyon Wrens, who are known to nest on the bluffs above the lake. Complete with picnic tables and river access, Watson Lake is an easy place to spend another beautiful Colorado day.
Be sure to check out Watson Lake’s neighbor, the Bellevue-Watson Fish Hatchery, for a self-guided tour!
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Award-winning craft brewery located in Downtown Greeley, CO. Committed to our craft, our community, and our crew.

What's Included

  • BOGO Draft Pint
Wiley Roots Brewing Company
Wiley Roots Brewing Company is a small, artisan, craft brewery that serves unique beer using as many local ingredients as possible.

What's Included

  • Buy Any Beer, Get The Second Beer For Free!
Windsor Community Recreation Center
The Windsor Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is proud to offer an 80,000-square-foot Community Recreation Center. The Windsor Community Recreation Center features two gymnasiums, multiple fitness rooms, an indoor aquatic facility, as well as a variety of other state-of-the-art rooms and amenities. Take advantage of our cutting-edge fitness rooms on the first and second floors, featuring Cybex cardiovascular and weight equipment and space for wellness classes.
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Windsor History Museum
The Windsor History Museum collects, interprets, and displays the history of Windsor through history exhibits and historical buildings. The buildings of the Museum include Windsor's 1886 Train Depot, one-room schoolhouse, a 1900 farm house, sugar beet laborers' quarters known as a beet shack, and a building historically used as a house of prayer. The Windsor History Museum is open during the summer months Fridays-Sundays, but a self-guided tour, "Windsor Through the Windows" is accessible year round.
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Windsor Mill Tavern
Windsor Mill Tavern is about growing friendships and creating memories. The Tavern respects the historic elements of the Windsor Mill while introducing modern updates to the 1900 era garden-level basement; complete with century-old stone walls and massive timber posts that survived the 2017 fire. Our incredible, friendly staff will make you feel at ease as you sip on a carefully crafted cocktail, a well-chosen glass of wine, or a refreshing, cold beer. Share a bite from our simple, yet distinct food selections and soak in the warm and welcoming spirit of the Windsor Mill Tavern. The Tavern is the perfect place for a date night, happy hour, or just meeting with friends. It is your time to unwind!
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What's Included

  • Buy One Get One Free Drink