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Bull Moose by Wayne Lewis

​​​​​Dogs and Moose Do Not Play Well Together

​Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that moose can be aggressive when dog Female hiker with leashed dog, Steamboat Lake State Parkand humans get too close. Wildlife officers have responded to human/moose conflicts in the past. In the majority of instances, dogs - both on and off-leash - reportedly spooked the moose before it charged and seriously injured the dog's owner.

Moose in Colorado have very few natural predators and they are not generally frightened by humans. However, state wild​life officials caution that the large ungulates see dogs as a threat due to their similarities with wolves, their primary predator. Wildlife officials caution that dogs should never be allowed ​to approach a moose.Moose calf in woods

The best practice for sharing space with moose is to give them plenty of room, whether hiking, biking, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing. Keep pets away and avoid moose that appear stressed by human activity.

For more information and tips about moose watching, visit Livi​ng with wildlife in moose country​.

Colorado Birding Trail​

Colorado Birding TrailThe Colorado Birding Trail​ is a major nature tourism initiative to promote non-consumptive outdoor recreation, conservation of resources by private landowners, and a diversified income for rural economies. The Birding Trail will link outdoor recreation sites, both public and private, into a network of sites where visitors can observe birds and other wildlife, often in addition to archaeological and paleontological treasures.


Bird Hike
Saturday, November 28

Join naturalist and bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring areas inside the park in search of feathered treasures.

Wildlife Viewing Guides​

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Brown Wildlife Viewing SignSelect a pin point for a description of the location and wildlife viewing information. There are over 200 sites to choose from. These sites are also published on the official Map to Colorado. Order yours today (included with the Vacation Guide). Look for the brown wildlife viewing signs at (most) location destinations. Download our wildlife viewing tips and checklist ​to use on your next wildlife viewing adventure.