Category Archives: RMNP & Estes Park Wildlife

Comical Photograph Of The Wild Turkeys Along Bear Lake Road In RMNP

Taking a ride up Bear Lake Road to check out the “snow conditions,” we passed a flock of Wild Turkeys sauntering along the side of the road. This first one looked so regal.

We stopped to take a few pictures as they were pretty high in elevation. It was a cold morning and you could see your breath outside. As I was clicking away, this last turkey puffed out and I thought he looked hysterical! He must have been pretty cold, huh?

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Two Little Marmots Peeking out From The Rocks In Estes Park, CO


The marmots are one of my favorite animals here in Estes  Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. They are just adorable. We used to have quite a few of them living in the rocks outside of our house but I haven’t seen any last year or this year so far. I have seen a fox who frequents the area and a new bobcat. Maybe this is why the marmots decided to relocate.

On my loop walk to town or home I always see these little marmots. This particular day two of them stood up to check me out. They were so cute. I’d never seen two of them like this before…and there was another marmot who scurried off when I came by. Maybe I can get all three of them in the photograph next time!

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Beautiful Photo Of The Elk On The Ridge In Rocky Mountain National Park

Phil and I were headed up to Cub Lake Trail to take a little hike and see if there were any birds or new wildflowers when we came around the curve on Cub Lake Road and saw this. I thought it was just beautiful!

The elk on the ridge with the snowy mountains in the background and the Colorado blue, blue sky with afew clouds…it doesn’t get much better than that!

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I Can Eat Your Grass In Estes Park If I Want To!


We frequently have elk coming by our house, grazing on the little grass that we have this time of year. The other day I heard Phil calling from inside the bedroom window, “Please don’t eat our grass! There’s not much left.” This elk heard his muffled cry and looked up as he clicked this photograph. Precious, isn’t it? The elk  just love to eat any new sprouts that we have growing in our sparse yard. And then they look up and laugh at us with their mouths full! Ha!

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