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.
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.
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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.
Head east to Walden — it's a little less than 40 minutes away.
Lake John offers 565 acres of frozen water, ideal for ice fishing.
North Park Anglers will guide you through an ice-fishing trip if you aren't familiar with the area.
The Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge offers three ADA-compliant overlooks to facilitate viewing wildlife and habitats at a distance (Brocker Overlook, Allard Overlook and Owl Ridge Overlook). The winter months are especially great for seeing elk.
Snowshoe Calamity Pass where you might happen upon moose! This is a beginner to intermediate trail.
Begin the day at Bockman Campground, where you'll snowshoe the morning away. Rentals are available at the Moose Center.
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 are unfamiliar with the area.