Viewing Wildlife

The GMUG National Forests hosts a variety of wildlife including populations of over 55,000 elk, 150,000 mule deer, 500 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and 150 desert bighorn sheep, Canada lynx, black bear, pine marten, mountain lion, and many other small mammals.  The GMUG is also home to a new moose herd on the Grand Mesa, with a population of more than 120. Our forest provides important habitat for Gunnison sage grouse, Mexican spotted owls, boreal owls, bald eagles, peregrine falcons and many other avian species (please refer to the Birds on the GMUG National Forest).


Viewing Wildlife Areas

Areas & Activities


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