Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains

Forget fences there are only mountains here. With over 60 species of mammals, 280 species of birds, and 11 species of fish, Rocky Mountain National Park is bursting with wildlife.

Birds

Designated as a Global Important Bird Area, the Park hosts over 280 species including the Blue Grouse, Tree-toed Woodpecker and Northern Pygmy Owl. Birders primarily flock to Rocky Mountain National Park, due to the large population of high-elevation species residing throughout the Park. Some of the best stops to view are in Moraine Park, Wild Basin and along Trail Ridge Road. Read More...

Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

The sight that defines Rocky Mountain National Park - an elk surrounded by towering peaks. Reintroduced into the Park in 1913 after becoming nearly wiped out by hunters, Elk now total over 2,500. Highly visible, and known mostly for their loud bugle during mating season, it’s not uncommon to see Elk throughout the Park. Read More...

Moose in Rocky Mountain National Park

Standing over 6 feet tall and weighing between 600 and 1,600 lbs., moose are a common sight within Rocky Mountain National Park, and routinely a visitor favorite. Found primarily in the Kawuneeche Valley east of the Continental Divide, moose were first introduced to the area in 1978 when placed west of the Never Summer Mountains. Read More...

More Rocky Mountain Wildlife

Lots of times, visitors roam the Park blindly looking for wildlife to magically appear. So to curb that and save you time, dig deeper into MyRockyMountainPark.com, for insider tips, the best viewing spots, and what time of year is best to see different wildlife. Read More...

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Great Gear for Wildlife Watching from Celestron


Celestron Nature DX BinocularsNature DX 8×32 Binocular

Celestron’s Nature DX 8×32 binoculars are the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. A great first step into the world of serious sport optics, the views through Nature DX rival those of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.


Celestron Cosmos BinocularsCOSMOS Tree of Life 10×42 Binocular

View the natural world up close with the COSMOS Tree of Life 10×42 Binocular by Celestron, inspired by COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. Designed for optimum views of wildlife and landscapes, Tree of Life Binoculars feature phase-coated BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics for great image detail.


Celestron AstroMaster TelescopeAstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Take AstroMaster out under the stars during your next camping trip for bright, clear images of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, and so much more.


Celestron Landscout TelescopeLandScout 50 mm Spotting Scope

The easy-to-use LandScout spotting scope is perfect for any outdoor activity. The compact, lightweight design is ideal for carrying with you on a backpacking trip or hiking excursion. You’ll be able to quickly set up this spotting scope and use the 10-30x zoom to get in close to the action.