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North Park Winter Fun

Explore the far north of Colorado in North Park. The towns of Walden and Gould will welcome you with open arms to ice fish, snowshoe and spot elk.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

Itinerary Tip

Backcountry Safety

Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top-of-mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado

Day 1

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Teal Lake

Strap on your snowshoes and get out on a trail near Teal Lake. It's a 50-acre water feature surrounded by a rocky shoreline and pine-fir forest.

Itinerary Tip

Hop on the Road

Head east to Walden — it's a little less than 40 minutes away.

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lunch

Four Winds Pizza

Check out our local pizza joint in Walden, Colorado.

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Lake John

Lake John offers 565 acres of frozen water, ideal for ice fishing.

Itinerary Tip

Get Your Gear

North Park Anglers will guide you through an ice-fishing trip if you aren't familiar with the area.

dinner

River Rock Cafe

Where the world eats and greets on Main Street!

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The 10th Frame

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

lodging

22 West Cabins & Recreation

A guest resort with a selection of cabin rentals, each of which fitting a variety of demands in unforgettable settings. We are at the foot of the less-trafficked…

Day 2

breakfast

Rita's Cafe

Rita's Cafe serves up breakfast favorites like French toast, eggs Benedict and hash browns.

activity

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

The Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge offers three ADA-compliant overlooks to facilitate viewing wildlife and habitats at a distance (Brocker Overlook,…

lunch

River Rock Cafe

Where the world eats and greets on Main Street!

activity

Calamity Pass in the State Forest State Park

Snowshoe Calamity Pass where you might happen upon moose! This is a beginner to intermediate trail.

dinner

The 10th Frame

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

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Stockman Bar

Stockman Bar is Walden's well-loved watering hole, complete with jukebox, pool tables and darts.

lodging

22 West Cabins & Recreation

A guest resort with a selection of cabin rentals, each of which fitting a variety of demands in unforgettable settings. We are at the foot of the less-trafficked…

Day 3

breakfast

Holy Grounds Coffee

A specialty coffee shop and cafe featuring espresso drinks, French press, pour over, cold brew, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, breakfast burritos, deli…

activity

Bockman Road in State Forest State Park

Begin the day at Bockman Campground, where you'll snowshoe the morning away. Rentals are available at the Moose Center.

lunch

Mountain Shack Food Depot

Serving the great people of Walden Colorado, great food, great prices and daily specials.

activity

Steamboat Powder Cats

Though Mother Nature holds the cards to how powder rich your day with us will be, we've put together a system with our guides, cats and infrastructure…

dinner

River Rock Cafe

Where the world eats and greets on Main Street!

activity

Cowdrey Lake

Go ice fishing on this high northern lake park with few trees. You'll probably come home with rainbow and brown trout. Use North Park Anglers if you…

lodging

North Park Inn & Suites

Newest lodging. Pillow-top beds, 32" flat screen, HBO, hand crafted log furniture, table/chairs, fridge/micro/coffee, guest laundry, on-site trailer…