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Camping Your Way Through North Park

Camping Your Way Through North Park
3 days

North Park is in the far northern part of Colorado. This area offers exquisite camping, excellent fishing and plenty of opportunities to spot moose.

Sustainability Activity

Stay the Trail:

Help keep our trails and wilderness areas in good shape by following these seven simple principles.

Sustainability Activity

Insider's Tip

Get Your Rental Before Heading Out:

Before heading to Walden, be sure to stop in Fort Collins to rent an OHV from Fort Collins Adventure Rentals

Day 1
Activity

Hike the Lake Agnes Trail

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Take the short hike into the Lake Agnes scenic area for spectacular views of Nokhu Crags. Plus, fly- and lure-fishing is permitted at the lake.
Lunch

All Smoked Up BBQ

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Enjoy award-winning barbecue — meats and sauces — on Walden's Main Street. Read More
Activity

OHV the Grizzly Helena Trail

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This lengthy trail provides views of rivers, forests and wildlife with plenty of opportunities to jump off and hike around.
Dinner

Mansker Station

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Indulge in wood-fired pizza at this adorable spot near Walden. Read More
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Go Stargazing

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North Park is fairly unpopulated making for incredible stargazing opportunities — one of the best being at Diamond J State Wildlife Area.
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

State Wildlife Areas

As of July 2020, all users of State Wildlife Areas must have a valid Colorado hunting or fishing license.

Lodging

Never Summer Nordic

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Escape to our remote backcountry yurts located in the Colorado State Forest State Park, North/West of Fort Collins, CO. Whether you are looking to go on a weeklong backcountry ski trip or a... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

North Park Gathering Grounds

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A quaint little coffee shop located in beautiful Walden, Colorado. Serving only fresh ingredient breakfast with an ever evolving menu. Read More

Insider's Tip

The Reel Deal:

The Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing app can help you discover 1,300 fishing locations, check conditions and regulations and more. Search CPW Fishing in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 

Activity

North Park Anglers

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Take a guided trip with us - we'll do all the work, you just enjoy.

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Insider's Tip

Don't Worry About Lunch:

Lunch is provided during your full-day guided trip with North Park Anglers. Feel free to bring extra refreshments or snacks to toss in the cooler!

Dinner

The 10th Frame

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The 10th Frame is a six-lane bowling alley, restaurant and bar located in Walden, Colorado.

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Hike the Moose-Goose Nature Trail

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Head to the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge and take a leisurely stroll along the trail, an accessible, half-mile interpretive nature trail. You'll wind along the Illinois River, which provides a great chance to view songbirds and other riparian residents.
Lodging

Teal Lake Campground

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This small, scenic lake in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is ideal for setting up your campsite. Located in Routt National Forest, the lake is popular for trout fishing — so you can even fend for yourself for supper if you want.
Day 3
Breakfast

Holy Grounds Coffee

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A specialty coffee shop and cafe featuring espresso drinks, French press, pour over, cold brew, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, breakfast burritos, deli sandwiches, baked goods sorbet and single... Read More
Activity

Spot Some Moose

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North Park is Colorado’s moose-viewing capital and no trip would be complete with setting out to see one for yourself. Head to State Forest State Park and hike the Ranger Lakes Nature Trail with your eyes peeled.
Lunch

The 10th Frame

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The 10th Frame is a six-lane bowling alley, restaurant and bar located in Walden, Colorado.

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North Park Pioneer Museum

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Housed in a cabin built in 1883, the museum's exhibits showcase the region's mining, logging, ranching and farming heritage.

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Dinner

Rand Yacht Club

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Steaks, burgers, beers and whiskey are flowing from this joint. Read More
Activity

Bowl your Night Away

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Visit The 10th Frame for a game (or two).
Lodging

Camp at Ranger Lakes

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Ranger Lakes Campground in State Forest State Park has 32 campsites with electric hookups and is a short walk to the Ranger Lakes fishing areas.