This national scenic byway follows the Cache La Poudre River from Fort Collins almost the entire way, which makes for especially picturesque scenery and outstanding recreation – and, campgrounds can be found throughout nearly the whole stretch to Walden. Surrounded by jagged mountains, lush meadows, lodgepole forest, and glistening lakes, it offers views galore as well as lots of opportunities for exploration, including hiking and mountain biking, whitewater rafting, fishing, geocaching, four-wheeling or just relaxing and enjoying the sounds of the river. Kelly Flats is a great campground in the lower Poudre Canyon, with park benches along the riverbank and numerous outstanding fishing spots. Grandview, however, may be the very best, if you plan to bring your tent. This small, tent-only campground offers some of the most impressive views of any in this area, overlooking Long Draw Reservoir and Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s also a common spot for moose sights and excellent for fly fishing at the three nearby lakes: Peterson Lake, Trap Lake and Long Draw Reservoir.