Don't be discouraged if you haven't had an opportunity to see a moose on the Grand Mesa. Attend Grand Mesa Moose Day and learn about moose habitat, biology, and where you have the best chance to see moose on the Mesa.
This annual event will have some exciting changes, so if you have been there before, please attend again. 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.
This event is located 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 2016 Grand Mesa Moose Day festival flyer for more info.
Moth NightMonday, July 25
Come celebrate National Moth Week by tracking moths with insect experts from the Mile High Bug Club.
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, July 30
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.
2016 Grand Mesa Moose DaySaturday, July 30
Learn how and where to see moose on the Grand Mesa. There are activities for all ages, so be prepared to have fun!
Green Ranch Hike at Golden Gate Canyon State ParkSaturday, August 6
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.
Moose FestivalSaturday, August 13
Come celebrate Colorado Moose!
Featuring moose talks, scavenger hunt, fly fishing class, games, guided hikes, moose biology, brats and burgers, live music, great scenery, and lots of fresh air!
Habitats and Adaptations at Golden Gate CanyonSaturday, August 13
Join us and Nature's Educators to learn about animals and their adaptations they have to live in different habitats. Each animal has a job or "niche" in its habitat to help keep the ecosystem going. In this program, we will learn about various adaptations animals have to survive in their environments. A raptor, snake, lizard, amphibian, invert, and 1 other ambassador will visit to help demonstrate amazing adaptations for survival in various habitats!
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, August 27
Chatfield BirdwalkSaturday, September 24
Select 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.