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State Forest State Park

56750 State Highway 14, Walden, CO 80480-9532
+1 970-723-8366
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Scenic hike and rescue heroes!

We took an early June hike in the state park off route 14 in Gould, up the Michigan River. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reed B
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Backcountry experience with lots of wildlife

Lots of things to do here: hiking, camping, mountain biking, snow sports, etc. The visitor center... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Grant M
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56750 State Highway 14, Walden, CO 80480-9532
+1 970-723-8366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took an early June hike in the state park off route 14 in Gould, up the Michigan River. Very scenic and as it was early in the season, not many others. We had a lovely hike up the Franconia Loop (?) and ended up...More

Thank Reed B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Lots of things to do here: hiking, camping, mountain biking, snow sports, etc. The visitor center is nice and there are lots of birds at the feeders. Didn't see any moose here but it looked great for them and people I talked to had seen...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stumbled upon this while looking for moose. We drove up to the Moose overlook platform, and saw some birds but no moose. There is a very nice nature trail on the other side of the road, with brochures and markers to explain what you...More

Thank Margaret428
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...More

Thank JimSTL1021
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...More

Thank Marianne P
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,...More

Thank AJS54
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...More

Thank nanaspansygirl
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.

1  Thank 231wb
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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank WIPam
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there restrooms/showers on site?
4 June 2015|
Response from Campings920 |
Vault toilets, no showers
Is there a place to park an extra car in the park? We are staying in a cabin that has space for two cars but we have 3 cars coming.
1 March 2015|
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Response from Wayne R | Reviewed this property |
They have parking at the trailhead