Cache La Poudre Wilderness in Larimer County CO


Cache La Poudre Wilderness, Larimer County, Colorado

Cache La Poudre Wilderness is a cultural feature (reserve) in Larimer County. The primary coordinates for Cache La Poudre Wilderness places it within the CO 80512 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Cache La Poudre Wilderness
Category: Colorado physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Reserve
Description: Cache la Poudre River runs along the northern edge of the Wilderness. Elevation ranges from 6,200 feet to 8,600 feet, and the area is accessible most of the year. Use is low and only one trail, the Mount McConnel National Recreation Trail, exists in the wilderness. Travel is accomplished only by scrambling and bushwhacking in stream bottoms, on ridges, and along game trails.
History: Named for the river of the same name, the name is a mid-19th century French phrase "ou on cache la poudre" meaning "where one hides the powder" (CO-T4/032203/p10) The reserve was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1980. This wilderness is characterized by steep, rugged terrain along the Poudre River and the Little South Fork of the Poudre.
County: Larimer County
Latitude: 40.6612701
Longitude: -105.4486592
GNIS ID: 169452

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