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Live, Breathe, eat, drink, adventure and be merry like a true Colorado local.  Ask us about our recommendations for yummy eats and interesting things to do. 


Fort Collins & Loveland

The Armstrong Hotel;

Enjoy the full Colorado experience: book your exciting whitewater rafting trip and unwind and enjoy the fruits of your labor in the heart of Fort Collins by staying local, book boutique!  One of the most quintessential experiences you will have. https://thearmstronghotel.com

The Elizabeth Hotel

Treat yourself to a unique and exquisite Colorado stay.  Right in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, the newly built Elizabeth Hotel is a must-see on your trip to Fort Collins, Colorado.  After your Colorado Whitewater Rafting experience, settle into this cozy hotel and remember the “times of old” as you relive your rafting adventure with a delicious cocktail in hand and one of the best views of the sunset around (2nd only to the Paddler’s Pub). Good food, good vibes, and incredibly talented musicians playing their lovely tunes.  www.TheElizabethColorado.com

Quality Inn & Suites Fort Collins

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Book with Quality Inn & Suites Fort Collins and receive 20% off our best available rate. Our Platinum Award winning hotel offers free hot breakfast to get you geared up before your whitewater adventure and free WiFi to share all the pictures when you’re done! Located off Hwy 287 in the heart of Fort Collins.

Candlewood Suites Fort Collins 970-223-0200


Poudre Canyon & Red Feather Lakes

Camping in the Poudre Canyon is now by reservation only!

Beaver Meadows Resort 1-800-462-5870

Sportsman’s Lodge 800-270-2272

Big Horn Cabins 970-881-2142

Canyonside Campground 970-881-3481

Mountain Rose 800-477-ROSE

Archer’s Poudre River Resort 888-822-0588

Clark Peak Cabins & Lodge 970-723-8300


Estes Park & Rocky Mountain Ntl. Park

Stanley Hotel (970) 586-3371

Crags Lodge 970-586-6806

Rodeway Inn at Estes Park 970-586-5363

Dripping Springs Resort 866-459-7687

Flo Ann’s Cottages 888-256-2667

Della Terra Mountain Chateau 970-586-2501

Misty Mountain lodge 800-586-8778

Black Canyon Inn 800-897-3730

Deer Crest Resort

Hide Out Cabins 866-611-6114

Estes Park Condos 800-349-1003

Wildwood Inn 866-586-7025

Stoney River Lodge 866-834-4724

Black Dog Inn 970-586-0374

Swiftcurrent lodge 970-586-3720

Sylvandale Guest Ranch 970-667-3915

River Forks Inn 970-669-2380

Baldpate Inn 970-586-6151

Rockmount Cottages 970-586-4168

Estes Park Rentals 866-586-2950

Awestruck Estes Park Vacation Homes 800-748-2181

Trout Haven Ranch 970-274-8844

The Estes Park Resort 855-377-3778

Boulder Brook on Fall River 800-238-0910

Murphy’s River Lodge 970-480-5081

McGregor Mountain Lodge 800-835-8439

Rocky Mountain Resorts

Valhalla Resort 800-522-3284

Guide Services

River Equipment, & Other Outfitters

Momentum River Expeditions (Northern California and Oregon) 541-488-2525

Aventuras Panama

Estes Park Mountain Shop 970-586-6548

Confluence Kayaks 303-433-3676

Cache la Poudre Guidebook on AllAboutRivers.com

JAX Outdoor Gear 970-221-0544


Package Partners & Other Activities

Beaver Meadows Resort 1-800-462-5870

Windtracker Hot Air Balloon Adventures 970-482-4492

New World Sports 970-224-5857

Hillside Winery, Bellvue, Colorado

Ten Bears Winery 970-556-4043

Sweetheart Winery, Loveland, Colorado

History of Poudre Canyon

Shopping in Fort Collins – Downtown Business Association

Cache la Poudre Scenic Byway

New Belgium Brewery 970-221-0524

Odell Brewing Company 970-498-9070

Anheuser-Busch Tour Center

Food & Drink

Recommended Businesses in Fort Collins

Elevated Sandwiches 970-286-2548

Cafe Athens: 970-232-9084

Mugs Coffee Lounge 970-657-7658

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 970-224-5428

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery 970-498-0203

Charco Broiler 970-482-1472

LaPorte Pizza 970-493-4553

Mo Jeauxs Bar and Grill 970-484-RIBS


Miscellaneous Links

Government Pages, Professional Associations & Other Links

Visit Fort Collins 970-232-3840

Visit Estes Park 800-443-7837

Estes Area Lodging Association

Professional Paddlesports Association

Leave No Trace

America Outdoors

American Whitewater

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Wild & Scenic River System

Colorado State Parks – Lory State Park

Fort Collins City Government

Save the Poudre

Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce

Colorado State University in Fort Collins

Recreation Permits Twitter Page

InflatableBoarder.com -Inflatable paddleboard reviews and rental guide

Want to know about more activities in Northern Colorado or maybe you had so much fun rafting, you’re ready to move here?