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Mountain goats on Mt Evans
​Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide
The Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide will lead you to 203 of the state's premier wildlife viewing locations - and better your chances of seeing wildlife once you arrive. Author Mary Taylor Young makes watching wildlife easier than ever with her tips on the best times to look. Included are detailed descriptions of each site, updated color maps and access information, helpful viewing tips and color photos that celebrate Colorado's wildlife heritage and awe-inspiring scenery. 216 pages. Price: $14.95 

Visit the Shop Outdoors Page to order your Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide.  


First Saturday Hike
Saturday, December 6

Explore along the Platte River and Plum Creek and learn about plants and animals in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Historic Persse Place Open House
Sunday, December 7

Hike the Fountain Valley Trail to this nationally registered historic home. Naturalists on-site to share stories of the people who lived here in the early 1900's. No reservations needed. Make it a family outing! Dress for the weather as it may be snowy. Call 303-973-3959 for updates.

Eleven Mile First Day Hike
Thursday, January 1

What a great way to spend the First Day of the New Year! First Day Hiking is an activity that is taking place at State Parks across the country. Join park naturalist Beth Dodd on New Year’s Day for a First Day Hike that will focus on the survival challenges faced by the plants and animals of Eleven Mile during the winter season. We will explore the winter woods and the shores of the frozen lake. Weather and snow conditions permitting, we will hike a mile along the Ponderosa Loop.

​For a complete list of upcoming events, view the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Calendar.

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.