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Wildlife Viewing


First Saturday Hike
Saturday, August 2

Explore along the Platte River and learn about plants and wildlife in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Join naturalists on a 5 mile hike and don't forget to bring water, sunscreen, and a camera!

Green Ranch Hike
Saturday, August 2

The Green family ranched this 2900-acre historic property from 1917 until they retired in the early 1970’s. Donated as a gift to Golden Gate Canyon State Park, this guided walk traverses an area of the park that is not developed and only open to visitors during a guided excursion. We will recall the history of the area, catch glipses of wildflowers and wildlife, and see open vistas of the Front Range! This is an easy 3-mile loop through the old corral area and return to the car. Meet Volunteer John Moyer at the Visitor Center at 9:00am to start your walk through history! A valid park pass is required on each vehicle that attends this hike.

Saturday Night Nature Talk: Frequent Flyers
Saturday, August 16

60 miles of shoreline and the banks of the Arkansas make Lake Pueblo State Park a birding hotspot! A park naturalist will discuss our unique winter and summer visitors as well as who stays all year long.


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.