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North Park Winter Fun

North Park Winter Fun
3 days

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.

Sustainability Activity
Insider's Tip

Insider's 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
Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip

Get Your Gear

Make sure to stop into Westgate Sports and Trading Post for all your snowshoe needs.

Activity

Teal Lake

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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.

Insider's Tip

Insider's Tip
Hop on the road and head east to Walden — it's a little less than 40 minutes away.
Lunch

All Smoked Up BBQ

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

Insider's Tip

Get Your Gear

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

Activity

Lake John

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

The Mad Moose Cafe

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Biscuits and gravy, green-chili burritos, omelets, burgers, nachos and plenty of friendly service. Read More
Activity

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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Lodging

22 West Cabins & Recreation

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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 East side of the Mount Zirkel... 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

Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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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.
Lunch

River Rock Cafe

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Where the world eats and greets on Main Street! Read More
Activity

Calamity Pass in the State Forest State Park

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

Mansker Station

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

Stockman Bar

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

Bockman Road in State Forest State Park

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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

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

Steamboat Powder Cats

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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 that should provide you with an excellent day... Read More
Dinner

Mansker Station

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

Cowdrey Lake

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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.
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