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Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing
Families viewing wildlife at Roxborough State Park. Copyright Ken Papaleo.

Check Out​​ a Pass and Backpack​ at Colorado Libraries!​

This new program is a partnership with Colorado State Library, local library systems, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and meant to encourage Coloradans to visit our State Parks​ and experience all of the great recreation that this state has to offe​r. 

Starting October 1st, eight libraries across the state received two "Check Out State Parks" passes, each for distribution with a backpack containing maps, brochures, binoculars, and other materials to library patrons. ​

Library backpack and pass​3 Easy Steps to Adventure
    1. ​​​Use the pass to get into a state park for FREE.
    2. ​Use the backpack to explore a nearby state park ​and see what you can learn or do. Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight.​
    3. Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado on Twitter or Instagram.
Find out more about the Library Backpack Program.


Saturday, October 10

This time of year you may notice lots of animals moving through our area. This is a good time to observe animals that don’t call Colorado home. But how do animals know when to migrate? How do they know where they are going? What kind of dangers do they face on these long distance journeys? Join us to learn all about the marvels of migration!

Elk Bugling Hike
Sunday, October 11

Every fall, bull elk seek out and compete for females. Visitors over the age of 10 can witness this amazing yearly event with Volunteer Naturalist Doc. This is a 3 mile round trip hike, returning after dark. Please sign up at the visitor center via walk-in or by calling (719)687-2366.

Friday, October 16

This time of year Highline Lake sees several migrating visitors. Highline Lake is a migratory hot spot; it is a wonderful resting place for long distance travelers in need of a break. Come out and take a look at our seasonal avian guests.

Moonlight Hike
Monday, October 26

Join Naturalists for an evening hike and afterwards enjoy refreshments and other celestial delights. $7.50 per hiker is requested to reserve a spot prior to the event. Hikes start promptly at the advertised start time. This program is a fundraiser for Friends of Roxborough supporting the environmental education efforts in the park. This event has limited space, call 303-973-3959 to confirm availability. To reserve, send a check payable to the Friends of Roxborough to the park address: 4751 E. Roxborough Drive, Roxborough, CO 80125. A non-refundable tickets for your confirmed hike will be sent to you. Bring this ticket with you to the event and remember all vehicles entering the park need a valid pass attached. Daily passes are $7.00 and available at the self-service signage therefore remember to bring correct change. See you there!

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.