Forget fences there are only mountains here. With over 60 species of mammals, 280 species of birds, and 11 species of fish, Colorado national parks are bursting with wildlife.
Our top 10 tips for stalking and spotting wildlife including picking the best weather and get signs from other animals.
At its peak from mid-September to mid-October, the elk rut is a time when male elk, or bulls, vie for the hearts of their female harems.
There's an estimated population of 7,000 bighorn sheep in Colorado, the most in any state. Watch them butt heads in Nov. and Dec.
Since Rocky Mountain National Park's creation in 1915, 280 species of birds have been spotted throughout the park and surrounding regions.
The frumpy (cute) animals can be identified by their dark head with a yellowish band across the bridge of the nose.
Where to see elk, when to see them, where to park, and elk watching etiquette at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Every year people get attacked in the park by wildlife and most of the time it could’ve been prevented simply by following the wildlife safety rules.
What do you get when Mickey Mouse is crossed with a deer? A mule deer!
See nearly 300 lions, tigers, grizzly bears, wolves, and other rescued large carnivores as they roam freely on the rolling plains of Colorado.
As you walk through the park, you may notice a rock or two moving in the underbrush. Fear not, it's just a close encounter of the bird kind.
Elk bugling can be heard across the valleys in the park during Sept. and early Oct. Watch a video of the wailing.
Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.
Traveling in herds across open tundra and low-lying valleys, Elk are routinely considered the main wildlife attraction.
Spotting moose is not that difficult. They are so large it's hard to miss them grazing in the low-lying valleys and wet areas near lakes.
Habituation happens where humans offer rewards such as food and where the creatures suffer no penalty for coming close to feed.
Know what to do in case of a bear encounter, but don't worry, odds are you'll never know they are there.