Viewing Wildlife

There are quite a range of wildlife viewing opportunities for the patient and quiet visitor because of the extremely diverse habitat offered by the slew of mountain ranges with elevations from cold desert at 5 to 6 thousand feet up to true alpine habitat at more than 10,000 feet. Approximately 346 terrestrial species make the Forest their home including grizzly bears and wolves. Six wolf pack ranges have been identified. Wolverines have been sighted in the Pioneers, Beaverhead, and Madison mountain ranges and in the Boulder River Drainage. The list goes on to include approximately 246 birds, 85 mammals, and 15 reptiles and amphibians.


Viewing Wildlife Areas

Areas & Activities


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