Wildlife Watching | Elk

Elk Along Trail Ridge Road in July

You'll see wildlife everywhere you look in Estes Park, and especially during Fall & Winter!  These elk were resting in their summer pasture right next to Trail Ridge Road!

Wildlife watching in Estes doesn't entail a trip into the backcountry — view Elk and Bighorn Sheep as you drive through town!  The golf course is a favorite spot for a grass snack.

During the Fall Elk Rut majestic bull elk challenge each other for breeding rights to the females.  Their bugling call echoes across meadows - it's a haunting and primeval sound.

For more pictures and information, see the pages on elk bugling and bighorn sheep.

Wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park.  

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Leave the fast lane, cross our covered bridge to simple serenity in a cozy cottage, suite or vacation home in towering pines along Fall River. Bask in hot tub bubbles. Warm to the scent and sizzle of a wood-burning fireplace. Fall asleep to the river's lullaby. Roam 30 acres adjoining Rocky Mountain National Park. Enjoy the serendipity of wandering wildlife and friendly gatherings in our library.  Castle Mountain Lodge on Fall River Details

Open all year - Borders Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park
1520 Fall River Road
Estes Park
40.383069 -105.550332

See the best wildlife Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer on a private, customized Wildlife Safari.  Limited to 4 guests and kids ages 12 and up.  Join us as we travel around the National Park at dawn or dusk, looking & learning about awesome wildlife like American Elk, Moose, and Bighorn Sheep as well as lots of cute small creatures & birds too. 

Private Wildlife Safaris


Wildlife watching in Rocky Mountain National Park is beautifully documented on the Wildlife Watching page of RockyMountainNationalPark.com. Local photographer Jim Osterberg contributed wonderful images. .