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Winter Wildlife Watching in Estes Park

The wildlife in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park is abundant and it’s one of the main reasons why over 3 million people visit the park each year. But just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to see. While the bears may be in hibernation for the season, there is plenty of other winter wildlife watching in Estes Park and in Rocky Mountain National Park. Get your...

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Are There Grizzly Bears in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Are there grizzly bears in Rocky Mountain National Park? No, there are no grizzly bears in Rocky Mountain National Park or the entire state of Colorado, but at one time, there were. The Rocky Mountains of Colorado used to be home to an abundance of grizzly bears until they were declared extinct in Colorado in 1953. At one point, grizzlies thrived in Colorado until the 1940s and 1950s when their...

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Tips for Photographing Wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park

Wildlife viewing in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the more popular activities to enjoy year-round. Everything from elk and moose to little picas and soaring birds is available for viewing. And one of the best ways to capture and savor the moment is with your camera. With patience and a little luck, capturing Rocky Mountain National Park’s local fauna can make for beautiful photos. So, here are a...

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10 Fun Facts About Elk in Estes Park

In case you haven’t heard, elk in Estes Park are just as common to see as tourists walking the streets. Sure, they are fun to watch grazing in town or bugling in the open meadow of Rocky Mountain National Park but what do you really know about the elk that call Colorado home? Here are a few interesting facts about the elk in Estes Park.

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A guide to Birdwatching near Estes Park

Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are both home to many different forms of wildlife, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bears. But one of its lesser-known, but just as impressive, forms of wildlife are the 280 species of birds that make Rocky Mountain National Park their home. So, grab your binoculars and hit the trails with our guide to birdwatching near Estes Park and discover life within the trees...

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What is the elk rut?

Fall is a special time in Estes Park with cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall foliage, and the distant bugles of bull (male) elk! The elk rut in Estes Park is mainly recognized by the sound the elks make. The bugling, a bellow with a grunt or a high-pitched call at the end, is used by the bulls to attract cows, or female elk, into their harem or to warn other bulls...

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Wild about wildlife

It’s no secret that Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular place, but it’s also a popular home to a wide variety of wildlife. From ones that take to the skies to ones that take up a lot of space, visitors of all ages are always delighted to spot some form of wildlife in RMNP or in downtown Estes Park! Amphibians From frogs to snakes, the park has a few...

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