November Loving - Best Time for Viewing Big Horn Sheep

Big Horn Ram and Lichen

Mid to late November is the prime time for watching the big horn sheep and mule deer rut.  At the start of the rut, you may see groups of four or five rams sparring with each other.  This is the best time of the year to see the biggest rams in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area.  Once the females become receptive to their advances, you may get the awesome chance to see two rams fighting.  Domincance fights can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours, with the sound of horns clashing heard for up to a mile away! 

Want the chance to see these big horn sheep up close?  Check out our last minute specials for a good deal on a November escape to the Rockies!

Guest post by our resident guide and wildlife expert, Jared Griscoskie of Yellow Wood Guiding