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 nature trail, deer along a river, pronghorn running across wide open spaces, or raptors hunting in a meadow. 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


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/mbr/recreation/natureviewing/?recid=22482&actid=62