August 21, 2006
Walden is known as the "Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado." The moose seen here was crossing U.S. Highway 40 near Rabbit Ears Pass, not in Walden.
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Reintroduced to Colorado 28 years ago, moose are thriving in many parts of the state. Elk hunters need to be sure to know the difference between these two ungulates. A hunter who mistakes a bull moose for a bull elk can be fined more than $1,000.
Walden overlooked as big game destination
When people think of Walden, they think moose. The small community and county seat of sparsely populated Jackson County is known as the "Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado," because of the high elevation (8,000 feet) and valley floor conditions that cater to the largest moose population in Colorado. What people often overlook is that the five game management units of Jackson County, referred to regionally as North Park, are also home to sizable numbers of elk and deer.