I am also new to the Front Range. I live in Fort Collins, and am looking to get out more before the season is over. I've been out on the Poudre already a fair amount of times this season. I'm up there usually at least once a week. If you're interested in meeting up after work or on a weekend, give me a call at 970-420-0334, or email me at email@example.com
I'm a competent 3+/4- boater. So far this year, I've done everything on the Poudre below the Narrows with no problems, except for a few combat rolls. I'd be happy to meet up with you some time to hit the water after work.