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A North Park Sampler

A North Park Sampler
3 days

North Park is aptly named as it borders Wyoming — meaning it's in the far northern part of Colorado, but in three days, you'll really get to explore all it has to offer.

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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

Fish the Michigan River

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Grab your reel and fish for brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout.
Lunch

All Smoked Up BBQ

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

Hike Big Creek Falls

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This 5-mile round-trip hike from the Seven Lakes Trailhead at Big Creek Lakes Campground in the Routt National Forest leads to a hidden waterfall in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Located just 10 miles south of the Wyoming border, the easy trail provides views of lakes, beaver ponds and — if you’re lucky — lots of wildlife.
Dinner

The 10th Frame

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The 10thFrame is a 6 lane bowling alley, restaurant and bar located in Walden, Colorado.

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Activity

Bowl Your Night Away

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

Antlers Inn

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Located in the heart of Walden, Antlers Inn offers rustic elegance just 2.5 miles from Walden Reservoir. It has an on-site restaurant — River Rock Cafe. 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
Activity

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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Lunch

River Rock Cafe

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Where the world eats and greets on Main Street! Read More
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Take an OHV on Ruby Jewel Road

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Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lakes and forests from the back of an OHV on this trail in State Forest State Park.
Dinner

Rand Yacht Club

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Steaks, burgers, beers and whiskey are flowing from this joint. Read More
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See the Stars

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North Park is largely unpopulated, making for incredible stargazing opportunities. See the stars like never before at Owl Mountain State Wildlife Area.
Lodging

North Park Inn & Suites

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Newest lodging. Pillow-top beds, 32" flat screen, HBO, hand crafted log furniture, table/chairs, fridge/micro/coffee, guest laundry, on-site trailer parking- can park up to a semi, FREE heated... Read More

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

Look for Moose

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North Park is Colorado’s moose viewing capital and no trip would be complete without setting out to see one for yourself. Head to the State Forest State Park and walk along the Beaver Lodge Nature Trail with your eyes peeled.
Lunch

Four Winds Pizza

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Check out our local pizza joint in Walden, Colorado. Read More
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Go Wildlife Viewing

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More than 2,000 acres of wilderness await at Delaney Buttes State Wildlife Area. Soak in views and maybe spot a famous resident.
Dinner

Mansker Station

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Indulge in wood-fired pizza at this adorable spot near Walden. Read More
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Check out the Teller City Ghost Town

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This booming silver-mining town busted in the early 1900s and today there's a short loop trail that guides you through the scattered remains of what once was.
Lodging

Cabins at Mansker Station

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Stay at these quaint cabins near Walden, Colorado. Read More