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.
Hike: Outlook RidgeSunday, July 23
Explore with Naturalist Penny, the flora and fauna of this trail. You will able to see beautiful vistas, a variety of habitats and Lost Pond on this 2 mile loop.
Amphitheater: Nocturnal Animals Sunday, July 23
Although the night seems peaceful, as though everyone is sleeping, there is actually
A LOT going on. Join Penny as you learn more about the animals that go “bump” in the night. Dress warmly.
Amphitheater: Timber WolvesMonday, July 24
The wolf is an often misunderstood member of a thriving ecosystem. Naturalist Ellen Walker will explain the facts and fiction about the timber wolf, its pack behavior, and it’s very special role as an apex predator. If you watch carefully, you might see a wolf watching you carefully, courtesy of Peggy's Colorado Wolf Adventures! No pets allowed.
Nature Hike: WapitiWednesday, July 26
Have you ever wondered about the trees and creatures that reside in Mueller State Park and the surrounding area? Maybe you're new to the area, just visiting, or have lived here all your life and just never got around to finding out! Join Naturalist Karleen on this leisurely hike as you learn about the montane forest of Colorado and wildlife commonly found at Mueller.
Moth NightWednesday, July 26
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.
Wildlife Viewing Guides
& Mountain Goats
Deer & Elk
MapSelect 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.