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​​​​2017 Grand Mesa Moose Day 

July 29th, 10 AM to 3 PM, Grand Mesa Visitor Center

Visitors look at booths.

Two bull moose were seen after last year’s Grand Mesa Moose Day grazing in a meadow near a campground above the Mesa Lakes area. So yes, you can see moose on Moose Day! Attend this annual viewing festival and learn about moose habitat, biology, and where you have the best chance to see moose on the Mesa.

There are activities for all members of the family - while the kids are doing moose crafts, listen to a presentation from our local staff and learn more about moose in Colorado. If a hike is more of your activity style, learn how our staff track wildlife utilizing telemetry by accompanying a wildlife officer on a hike with a hidden moose collar.

Location & What to Bring

​This event is held at the US Forest Service Visitor Center located on the top of the Grand Mesa at 20090 Baron Lake Drive, Grand Mesa, CO 81413. Plan to take a picnic with you and make a day of learning about moose and wetting your line in a local fishing hole!​​

See the 2017 Grand Mesa Moose Day flyer​, for more details.


Mountain Biking, Road Biking, and Family Biking suggestions.​​​Buy A parks pass..​​​More outdoor recreation opportunities.
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Events

Moth Night (Cancelled)
Wednesday, July 26

Do to weather, we've got to call off Moth Night. Sorry folks. Come join us on the new moon by tracking moths with insect experts from the Mile High Bug Club.

Bird Walk
Thursday, July 27

Enjoy a leisurely hike to watch and listen for the birds of Mueller with Naturalist Craig

Hike: Cahill Loop
Friday, July 28

Join Naturalists Jeremy and Sylvia on this moderate 2.5 mile hike, exploring the flora and fauna of Mueller all the way.

J.A.T.T.
Friday, July 28

"Just At Twilight Time" Explore the Barr Lake 9-mile trail by bike.

Amphitheater: The Cat in our Backyard
Friday, July 28

Did you know that mountain lions eat an average of one deer a week, if they can catch them. The program includes how to co-exist with mountain lions and how to keep safe from mountain lion attacks.

Hike: Preacher's Hollow
Saturday, July 29

Celebrate summer with “nature’s fireworks” by viewing the local wildflowers. Join Naturalist Russ on a gentle 2 mile loop trail.

2017 Grand Mesa Moose Day
Saturday, July 29

Attend this annual viewing festival and learn about moose habitat, biology, and where you have the best chance to see moose on the Mesa.

Amphitheater: Horns All Around
Saturday, July 29

Is a mountain goat really a goat? Is the mountain goat native to Colorado? Does it hurt when two Bighorn Sheep butt heads? These and many other questions will be answered by Naturalist Penny. Dress warmly.

​ Wildlife Viewing Guides​

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Bighorn Sheep
& Mountain Goats

 

​​Deer & Elk


 

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Grouse, Prairie​-Chickens
& Ptarmigan

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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