Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains

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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 of the Rocky Mountains

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

Rocky Mountain National Park is known best for two reasons: mountains and elk. A defining sight in the park, elk are large, loud, and highly visible. 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...