Originally Posted by lmyers
Personally I only thought Upper Mish, and Pineview had class 4 character, the rest was read and run 3-3+.
Mish falls and Pineview are the only two IV's I'm pretty sure. Most of Steven's down is III-III+. 3 way can be tough in a raft, but in a kayak it's pretty easy (unless it's really high, then it turns into a big nearly river wide hole).
If I had to put the sections of the Poudre in order of difficulty, it'd look something like this:
Filter plant II
Lower Mish III
Upper Rustic III
Poudre Park III (Pineview IV, but you can take out before it or walk it)
Lower Rustic III+
Upper Mish III-III+ (Mish falls IV, but can take out above it or walk it)
Middle narrows (IV+)
Lower narrows (V)
Uppper narrows (V) <- I've never done it
Pineview is easy to do laps on, and if you start at low water and keep running it as it comes up that would be a pretty forgiving way to up your game.