Welcome to North Park!
North Park is the nickname for the 1,650 square mile county of Jackson. Jackson county is full of rolling hills, mountains, lakes, wildlife, and only a short drive to Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, and Laramie WY.
At 8000 feet, Walden is the only municipality in the county with a population of around 600. There are many attractions and places to dine and stay in Walden. It is known as the moose viewing capital of Colorado with over 600 moose to see. Supers is a full line grocery store just one mile North of Walden on HW 125. Family Dollar is located at the corner of Main Street and Fourth Street.
Whether you are just passing through, or staying a few days, there is something for everyone in Walden CO, Jackson County!
Call (970) 723-4344 for information about our town, or check out this informative website, Jackson County Website.
Where to Stay
Camping and Cabins:
State Forest State Park (970) 723-8366
56750 HW 14 and JCR 41, Walden.
Basic, electric, and dispersed camp sites. Limited sites available in the winter. Six cabins available year round.
Never Summer Nordic (970) 723-4070
2746 CR 41, Walden.
Remote back country huts and yurts located in State Forest State Park.
Never Summer Nordic
Red Feather Guides & Outfitter (970) 723-4204
HW 14, Gould.
Cabins with showers, hot tub, sauna, horseback riding.
Red Feather Guides & Outfitter
The Cabins Gift Shop (970) 723-3750
55862 HW 14, Gould.
Rustic cabins, general store, gift shops.
Powderhorn Cabins (970) 723-4359
JCR 21, Gould.
Modern and rustic cabins, showers, laundry, trailer space.
Old Homestead (970) 723-4582
JCR 21, Rand.
Log cabins, RV hookups, tents, restroom, shower house.
Granite Corner RV Park (970) 723-4628
RV hookups, pull-thru units, close to town.
Lake John Resort (970) 723-3226
2251 JCR 7A, Walden.
RV sites with full hookup, store, bar and grill. Four family sized cabin units with kitchenettes.
Lake John Resort
Woods Landing (307) 745-9638
At HWs 10 and 230, Woods Landing WY.
RV sites with electric, water hookups, modern and rustic cabins also.
22 West (970) 217-5372
6119 JCR 22, Walden.
Tents, RV hookups, some electric hook ups, A-frame cabins.
Hotels and Motels:
Antlers Inn and Majestic Suites (970) 723-8690
460 Main Street, Walden.
Fireplace, patio deck, trophy parlor.
North Park Inn and Suites (970) 723-4271
625 Main Street, Walden.
Fridge, microwave, coffee, hot tub, wifi, ice, laundry, TV.
North Park Inn and Suites
Chedsey Motel (970) 723-8201
537 Main Street, Walden.
Fridge, microwave, continental breakfast, hot tub, wifi, TV. Three apartments with kitchens for short-term rental.
Roundup Motel (970) 723-4680
365 Main Street, Walden.
Also five RV sites with hookups.
Westside Motel (970) 723-8589
445 LeFever, Walden.
Kitchen, TV, fridge, microwave.
Buffalo Creek Ranch (970) 723-4045
2320 JCR 28A, Rand.
Lodge ranch vacation packages, guided fishing, hunting, and horses.
Buffalo Creek Ranch
Sportsman's Retreat (970) 723-4215
596 McKinley, Walden.
Fully equipped home, nightly rental, sleeps six.
Whistling Elk Outdoors Ranch (970) 723-3284
4164 JCR 27, Rand.
Rv sites with full hookups, tents, guest shower, fishing horseback riding, hiking, XC-skiing.
Woods Landing River Guest House (307) 745-9638
At HWs 10 and 230, Woods Landing WY.
Fully equipped home, sleeps six to eight, two night minimum.
Where to Dine
River Rock Cafe (970) 723-4690
460 Main Street, Walden.
Dine in or take out, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sandwiches, steak, chicken, ribs, shrimp, and salad. Also includes a full bar. $9-$32.
River Rock Cafe
Moose Creek Cafe (970) 723-8272
508 Main Street, Walden.
Dine in or take out, breakfast, lunch and dinner. American and Southwest cuisine. $8-$29.
Moose Creek Cafe
The 10th Frame (970) 723-8616
688 Main Street, Walden
Dine in or take out, lunch and dinner. Sandwiches, burgers, and snacks. Open bowling, video games, and pool table. $7-$11.
Four Winds Pizza and Subs (970) 723-8668
Dine in or take out, lunch and dinner. Pizza, subs, wings, salad, and ice cream. $5-$25.
Stormsplitter Grill at Lake John Resort (970) 723-3226
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
2521 JCR 7A, Walden.
Dine in or take out, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and steak. Also includes a full bar. $5-$18.
Red Feather Guides and Outfitters Inc.
November - June: PO Box 935, Gypsum, CO 81637 - (970) 524-5054
June - November: PO Box 16, Walden, CO 80480 - (970) 723-4204
Horseback riding, overnight pack, trips, and summer drop camps, hunting, bring your own horse, and riding seminars. Visit
Red Feather Outfitters, for more information.
North Park Outfitters (970) 402-4345
High-quality pack-in hunting services. Elk, moose, deer, sheep, and bear. Hunting operations based out of the Main Camp, a two-hour horse back ride in from the trailhead. Visit
North Park Outfitters for more information.
Medicine Bow Outfitters (970) 631-2812 or (970) 443-0517
P.O. Box 101, Lucerne, CO 80646
Wilderness drop camp hunts, base camp guided hunts, fully guided and extreme trophy hunts, and youth hunting. Moose, deer, elk, and grouse. Visit
Medicine Bow Outfitters for more information.
North Park Anglers (970) 723-4215
524 Main St., Walden, CO 80480
Shop and outfitter who guides fishing trips to gold medal trout rivers and streams throughout the area. Provides equipment, flies, and experienced guides. Visit
North Park Anglers
for more information.
5 Things To Do A Short Drive Away
Hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing
30 miles east from Walden down HW 14. Six miles one way starting at Cameron Pass and ending at Lake Agnes, provides spectacular views and access to the American Lakes trail and Rocky Mountain National Park, via Thunder Pass.
Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge
Wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, hunting
7.5 miles south from Walden down HW 125. During April and May waterfowl start migrating back to the refuge to have their young. 7,000 ducklings are produced each year. Attracts upland nesting species including mallards and pintails, marsh and shore birds including sandpipers, yellowlegs, and grebes. Sage grouse, golden eagles, pronghorn, and beaver also make home to the refuge. The refuge is a favorite wintering place for around 500 head of elk.
Bicycling the Medicine Bow Rail-Trail
Biking, wildlife viewing
22 miles north of Walden down 125 to 127, turn west onto Pelton Creek Road. Two lane bike path on a hard packed trail in the forest away from traffic and all motorized vehicles. It is on an abandoned railroad corridor. Trail is 22 miles from Pelton Creek trailhead to Dry Park trailhead in Albany, Wyoming. Six trailheads along the path with toilets, information kiosks, and picnic benches.
Hiking, wildlife viewing
48.8 miles from Walden down 125 to Wyo. 230. There are granite outcrops just outside Riverside, Wyoming, where deep holes collect snowmelt and rainwater. The Tribes of the Ute, Arapaho, and Cheyenne are said to use these formations as bathing holes. While you are out, visit the Grand Encampment Museum. 17 structures related to tie hacks, pioneering, US Forest Service, transportation and mining.
Telescope use, constellation viewing, wildlife viewing
37 miles north of Walden down 125 towards Laramie, WY, right onto 10 South. 2.3 meter telescope located at the Wyoming Infrared Observatory. Used from middle school students to scientists doing research for NASA. Tours are by reservations only (307) 766-6150.
Directions from Walden
To Steamboat Springs (1hr. & 10mins.): Turn right onto CO-125 S/CO-14 W for one mile. Turn right onto CO-14 W for 33 miles. Turn right onto US-40 W for 25 miles.
To Fort Collins (2hrs. & 12mins.): Turn right on to CO-14 E for 88 miles. Turn right onto US-287 for 10 miles.
To Laramie WY (1hr. & 10mins.): Take CO-125 N for 13 miles. Continue straight onto CO-127 N towards Laramie for 9 miles. This turns into WYO-230, take for 43 miles.
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