Description (North Platte River, Walden, Colorado, United States)
Jackson County (North Park)
Commonly known as “North Park,” Jackson County is a high, isolated, inter-mountain basin that lies in the northern tier of Colorado counties. Forming the headwaters of the North Platte River, the basin opens north into Wyoming. Rimmed on the west by the Park Range, on the South by Rabbit Ears Range, and on the East by the Medicine Bow Mountains, elevation ranges from 7800 to 12,953 feet above sea level. The floor of North Park is interspersed with many slow meandering streams that come together in the north center of the county to form the North Platte River. Main tributaries are the Michigan, Illinois, Roaring Fork, Grizzly Creek, Canadian, and North Fork Rivers.
All the bottom land along the streams is irrigated Hay meadows, while the low ris View more...