Walden is perfectly located in the center of Jackson County. Walden is a great base station for all your outdoor adventures. We have a variety of restaurants, offering pizza, burgers, BBQ, steak house and home cooked café quality meals. We also have a historical bar, 2 liquor stores and 2 gas stations within the city limits. Shopping amenities include several auto parts stores, a hardware store, general merchandise dollar store, a local butcher shop and meat processing facility as well as a full service grocery store. We have a beautiful indoor pool complete with exercise equipment, the greatest Pioneer Museum in the state and a historical courthouse that is a must see For a complete listing of all businesses in the Walden area go to WaldenColorado.com
North Park- includes the entire Jackson County region
As a region, our area is referred to as North Park. There are many unincorporated communities in North Park including Cowdrey, Rand, Pearl and Gould. This area is known as an outdoor playground to recreation enthusiasts. We are home to gold medal water fishing opportunities, incredible North Sand Hill Dunes, an enormous wildlife population at the Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge and great outdoor fun at the Colorado State Forest State Parks to just name a few. Recreation opportunities can be found in more detail, including links on WaldenColorado.com
If seeing the countryside by a mountain bike or bicycle is more your pace, we have the wide open spaces to enjoy a ride across the country. While the highways are narrow, it is still a popular destination to pedal across the high mountain valley of North Park. Cyclist adventurists are often seen leisurely or as part of popular races using North Park highways.
The mountains offer marked trails as well to enjoy astride a bike!
Walden is nestled in cattle country... in fact there are more cows per mile than people and horses to go along with them. If you have your own horses or wish to go on a guided adventure, you can find horse back riding opportunities in every corner of North Park.
North Park is known for it's "gold medal waters" at Delaney Butte and the North Platte River. Jackson County has 2 of Colorado's top fishing destination in the state!
The hiking trails are endless in North Park. The fall colors are absolutely amazing, summer wildflowers will leave you in awe and even winter snow shoe adventures will take your breath away. Many great trails are available within a 20 minutes drive from Walden.