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Photo Credit: Jared Gricoskie - Yellow Wood Guiding

Wildlife Watching

You’ll see wildlife everywhere you look in Estes Park, and especially during Fall & Winter!

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.

Wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park   66 species of mammals, 260 species of birds

 

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