Situated in North Park, Walden is the “Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado”. There are a lot of fun outdoor things to do in this remote location, including camping, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.
It’s a small town isolated about two hours west of Fort Collins on Highway 14.There are several places to eat and shop in the quaint, historic downtown.
State Forest State Park – Biggest state park in Colorado. There’s great camping, fishing and 4×4 roads.
Wildlife – North Park’s mix of landscapes including wetlands, forests and mountains are perfect for big game like moose. Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge is free to enter and a smart place to check for moose around sunset. One third of the moose in North Park reside in the State Forest State Park.
Hunting – Surrounded by national forests, Walden is a center for big game hunting throughout the season.
- State Forest State Park has camping of all kinds, from cabins and pull through RV sites to dispersed car campsites and back country camping.
- Buffalo Pass is the back way to Steamboat Springs located just south of town. Camping is permitted along most of the pass within the Routt National Forest.
- There is a campground and free car camping in Roosevelt National Forest, accessible from the town of Gould, south of Walden on Highway 14. Take County Road 21 in Gould.
- Delaney Lakes, Lake John and Walden Reservoir all offer lake fishing close to town. Take County Road 15 west of town and follows signs to respective lake.
- Cowdrey Reservoir to the north on Highway 125 features solitude and good fishing.
- State Forest State Park has hiking trails of all lengths.
- Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge features a beautiful half mile hike through the meadows and a riparian swamp land.
Things to do near Walden
- Teller City (31mi)
- State Forest (29mi)