"Our guides make the difference!"Whitewater rafting vacations on Colorado’s only “Wild and Scenic River” near Fort Collins and Estes Park, the Cache la Poudre! Mountain Whitewater Descents is proud to have a special use permit from the Roosevelt National Forest. The permit guidelines keep river use low so that the Poudre delivers an exceptional wilderness rafting experience. In fact, many Coloradoans consider it the best canyon and river in Colorado. Check out the Poudre page to find out how special Colorado’s only “Wild and Scenic” river really is or just come rafting and find out for yourself. Conveniently located only about 80 minutes from Denver and Estes Park, the Poudre offers some of the closest, most exciting, and still somewhat unknown, whitewater rafting in the state. The river starts in the snow capped peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, then twists, turns, and tumbles through cliffs and rock spires. Its almost continuous rapids keep your adrenaline flowing, and the chances to see eagles, deer, black bear, and big horn sheep will keep your eyes open.