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State Forest State Park

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Address: 56750 State Highway 14, Walden, CO 80480-9532
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+1 970-723-8366
09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful & Scenic Winter Drive

We spent a sunny winter afternoon touring the backroads of State Forest State Park hoping for a moose sighting. While we did see dozens of antelope on the way on our drive from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We spent a sunny winter afternoon touring the backroads of State Forest State Park hoping for a moose sighting. While we did see dozens of antelope on the way on our drive from Kremmling, no moose were to be had within the park. Beautiful area though and well worth checking out.County Road 41 is well maintained and an easy car... More 

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Colorado for 20 years and have never seen a moose! We decided to head up to State Forest State Park in search of moose! I'm thrilled to say that we saw probably five or six! Made my day and the park is beautiful!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Excellent, modern visitor center designed to educate visitors about the all-too-elusive moose rumored to inhabit the area. Still, the park ranger on duty gave us great advice about hikes to take on our visit to the park. (If you opt to hike to Lake Agnes, be prepared for a steep, rocky road for a 2WD vehicle. You'll want good shoes,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to go up mid afternoon and stay until after dusk!! We went to several locations recommended by the ranger at the Moose Visitors Center. The road that paid off was Long Draw Road where we saw a cow with her baby. We we able to watch for quite some time as they were chewing on the bushes!! A... More 

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Brighton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Our son and family had a beautiful motor home space. It was space 227 on North Michigan Lake. It was a little cold but we had a great time.

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

On our way out of Walden we rode through this area. You are basically in a long valley with surrounding mountains. May even see a moose.

Thank M Richard M
Erin, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Sometimes we get so excited about the national parks that we forget about the neighboring state parks. In State Forest State Park you can see some of the same views that you can see in RMNP. You can see moose and hike. You can find a quiet spot to sit and just be. We were very happy with our time... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

No shade, no trees, no privacy. Blame the beetle kill but it's all open in both Ranger Lakes and Bockman. Nice views of the Rawahs if you look past all of the clear cut swatches. Drove thru today looking for future possibilities. Have to say that the Crags CG was the best. Quiet, private sites. No RVs is probably why... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We love this area(live in Fort Collins) and decided to book Cabin 5 for 2 nights. This cabin is right across the street from Michigan Reservoir. We did not end up staying the 2nd night as both lower bunk mattresses were so bad we only each got a couple hours of sleep. The door is not rodent proof as big... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park centered around a resevoir/lake. Camping spots are clustered in smaller groups which makes it less overwhelming. Great water activities such as fishing and small boats like canoes. Hiking trails everywhere. Moose. About 15 minutes to Walden for full supplies and a small well stocked store at the private campground at the entrance.

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