Originally Posted by whitewater_fishin
The poudre can get a little skinny for oars at highwater.
Huh? That's when it's best. Beats CC. Not really a beginner river though,but manageable. You should be comfortable rowing class IV if you want to fully maximize your Poudre experience. I wouldn't enjoy being stuck on Filter Plant(the local class II/III- run) with tubers all summer. A lot of people do their mellow float trip/over nighters on the Upper Colorado but IMO you'd be crazy to leave a river as sweet as the Poudre for I-70....and Pumphouse. I can't comment on the fishing,but judging from the amount of fly-fishing I see going on....it could be worse
Poudre is a gem. And ft Collins is a badass town.
Sounds like what you want is the A,B,C section below Flaming Gorge....only half a days drive.