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Walden – #7 on the list of best little mountain towns

What Walden lacks in residents (just 585 at last count) the little home on the range makes up for in outdoor opportunities.Moose first snow 2012   

Anglers converge on it for the world-class fall trout fishing found in the North Platte River and nearby lakes at Delaney Buttes, while hunters hike the surrounding peaks of the Routt National Forest following herds of bugling bull elk. Of course, there are pronghorn and mule deer here too, along with Walden’s best-kept hunting secret—waterfowling that’s surprisingly good considering the town is centered on a wide, flat plain known as North Park. Dollars spent by visiting outdoorsmen and local ranchers give the town a few amenities typically found in much larger burgs. It seems like the whole town gathers for breakfast at the Moose Creek Café……

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School Starts and hunting begins

Here we are, end of summer vacation for the kids, back to school they go. Soon the leaves will begin their annual change to gold and the weather will begin to cool down. What are your plans for this coming fall? If your in North Park or planning a trip up here, whether for a weekend or coming up to hunt one of the huge and trophy type animals, stop into Moose Creek Cafe for a sandwich or a steak. We will be running some great specials through November.

Enjoy a relaxing beverage on our patio before the weather changes and a white blanket is thrown across the sage brush.

The “End” To Winter

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As we near the end of winter, and the snow slowly melts away, the Sage Grouse and coming out to perform the annual ritual of the ‘dance’ and strutting around their Leks.

Welcome to North Park, Jackson County and Walden, Colorado where the abundant wildlife puts on an amazing display for bird enthusiasts to wander and watch.  The colorful backdrop of the pristine mountains surrounding this high mountain glacial valley is perfect for photographing and filming of the birds in action.

As well, the Moose are about as well as Elk and Deer so be cautious driving around the Park.

For more information about the Greater Sage Grouse check out the page at the BLM website.

When you’re done checking out the wildlife, come on into the Moose Creek Cafe for a hot cup of coffee or tea or whatever your desire may be. We are open 7 days a week at 6 AM  for your dining enjoyment.

Winter is Here… so bring on the enthusiasts

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What a great winter this is in North Park, with opportunities for fun, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and so many photo ops to choose from.

This weekend is the Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest with a grand prize of $1000.  Come on and get your fish on.

Recent activities have been a big hit with a lot of great people coming and enjoying what Walden has to offer. The Ron Sessions Memorial Golf Tournament registered about 90 3 person teams and the weather was very cooperative. Sponsored by the Jackson County Lions Club, this fundraiser allows the Lions to pay out for scholarships, help people who need glasses and enjoy the spirit of Christmas by giving to the children of the community.

Also the Lake John/Cowdrey Lake Ice Fishing Contest brought out 280 plus fisher (men, women, and youth).

Come on and check us out in North Park, where wildlife, the old west, and great food and lodging are waiting. Be sure to stop into the Moose Creek Cafe for friendly chat and great food at great prices.

Labor Day Weekend

Ok, here it is already Labor Day weekend and the kids are all back in school.  Archery season has begun and the fish are jumping just for anglers to get into the swing of the seasons.

What are your plans?  Have you been up on Cameron Pass to see the five (5) yep, five bull Moose hanging out up at the parking lot on top? They are in full view for your camera’s pleasure. Recently I was driving from Granby and spotted a Cow with her two calves, this is a Moose Cow, not the dairy type or you know, the next burger you might enjoy…. wandering across the highway…. okay wandering was like three steps and they were across and then over the fence.  It sure is great to see the wildlife in North Park.  Come soon, as it’s going to get chilly soon and the snow will be flying too.CAN.08.11 034

Be sure to stop into the Moose Creek Cafe for a refreshing beverage and a great burger, sandwich or burrito.

See you soon…….