Viewing Wildlife

Many species call the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland home. Visitors might see a moose eating in the willows, birds along a trail, deer sipping from a river, pronghorn running across wide open spaces, or raptors hunting in a meadow. Learn about what species you may encounter on our Nature and Science page. The links below highlight some of the best areas for wildlife viewing on the forests and grasslands, where you may never know what species to expect.


Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • California Park/Black Mountain Area area description
  • Flat Tops Area area description
  • Gardner Park Interpretive Trail
  • Yampa Ranger District
  • Gore Range Area area description
  • Laramie Peak Area area description
  • Campbell Creek Campground
  • Deer Creek Trailhead
  • Douglas Ranger District
  • Esterbrook Campground
  • Friend Park Campground
  • La Prele Guard Station
  • Mount Zirkel/Park Range Area area description
  • North Routt County Area area description
  • Hahns Peak Lake Campground
  • Seedhouse Campground
  • Seedhouse Group Campground
  • Pole Mountain Area area description
  • Laramie Ranger District
  • Sierra Madre Area area description
  • Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District
  • Hog Park Campground
  • Jack Creek Crew Quarters
  • Jack Creek Guard Station
  • Sandstone Cabin
  • Snowy Range Area area description
  • Brooklyn Lake Campground
  • Keystone Cabins
  • Libby Flats Observation Site
  • Little Brooklyn Guard Station
  • Snow Survey Cabin
  • Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout
  • Tipple Trail Trailhead
  • Steamboat Springs Area area description
  • Dumont Lake Campground
  • Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District
  • Thunder Basin National Grassland area description
  • Troublesome/Gould Area area description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities