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Elk Viewing During Estes Park Elk Festival
​​Estes Park Elk Festival
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2
CPW Volunteer Educates Youth with Antlers
In autumn, the haunting call of elk bugling resonates throughout the Estes Valley and lets visitors to Estes Park know - the rut is on! 

Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Bond Park in Estes Park October 1-2 as we celebrate the season of wapiti wooing! 

Visitors can attend education presentations, listen to live music, visit vendors and other booths, enjoy a cool Elk Hunting Camp​beverage at the Wallowing Hole Beer Garden, cheer on Sunday’s bugling contest participants and more. CPW provides multiple education booths, an Elk Camp simulation to provide hunting information, public elk biology and management seminars, and our expert volunteer guides provide biological and behavioral information, as well as responsible viewing tips where elk are located in town. 

For more information, visit the Estes Park Elk Fest Web page.

Events

Green Ranch Hike at Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Saturday, October 1

Join volunteer naturalist John Moyer for an exclusive tour of the Green Ranch property at Golden Gate Canyon State Park; an area that is closed to the public the majority of the year. John will share information on the flora, fauna, and history of the area while seeing the breath-taking views. Please RSVP.

Halloween at Highline Lake-Creepy Crawly Creatures and Hallween Movie
Friday, October 21

Come out to Highline Lake State Park for a weekend filled with Halloween Fun! Friday evening join us in the campground for a program on Creepy Crawly Creatures at 5:00 pm! Come learn about all the spooktacular animals of Halloween and why we really have nothing to be afraid of! This will be followed by a Halloween movie at 7:00 pm. There will be popcorn and hot apple cider provided!

Halloween at Highline Lake-Creepy Crawly Creatures and Hallween Movie
Friday, October 28

Come out to Highline Lake State Park for a weekend filled with Halloween Fun! Friday evening join us in the campground for a program on Creepy Crawly Creatures at 5:00 pm! Come learn about all the spooktacular animals of Halloween and why we really have nothing to be afraid of! This will be followed by a Halloween movie at 7:00 pm. There will be popcorn and hot apple cider provided!

Chatfield Birdwalk
Saturday, October 29

Join naturalist & bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring various areas inside the park in search of feathered treasure. All ability levels are welcome. No sign-up necessary. Meet at the Platte River parking lot. No pets. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant as needed.

Chatfield Birdwalk
Saturday, November 26

Join naturalist & bird expert Joey Kellner in exploring various areas inside the park in search of feathered treasure. All ability levels are welcome. No sign-up necessary. Meet at the Platte River parking lot. No pets. Dress for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellant as needed.

Wildlife Viewing Guides​

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Map

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.

 

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