Category Archives: RMNP & Estes Park Wildlife

A Family Of Mule Deer Munching Away In Estes Park, CO

You never know what kind of wildlife you might see when you drive down the road here in Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. This morning we were driving to Safeway and someone coming the other way starting flashing his lights at us. We thought it must be a cop…but as we got closer, we saw a family of Mule Deer was crossing the road. How sweet!

They all crowded together to eat what they couldget  from these bushes at someone’s house. There were 6 in all and they were pretty hungry!

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Mule Deer Enjoying Lunch On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP


On a recent drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, we saw a herd of Mule Deer munching away along the side of Trail Ridge Road. They were so cute! This guy wasn’t bothered by me taking his picture at all!

It’s fun to take a ride through the park and see what kind of wildlife there is that day. It seems like we see something different each time we drive through.

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The New Snows Brought The Big Horn Sheep Down To Our Yard In Estes Park


We haven’t had much snow so far this winter, so it was a treat to see about 6-8 inches fall throughout the day and night. It looks so pretty and the day was bright and glorious!

A herd of about 12 Big Horn Sheep came down from the mountains and devoured everything in sight in our yard. There were rams and females and a few little babies. They were so cute!

I went downstairs with my camera to see if I could get a good photograph and this ram stopped and posed for me outside the bedroom window.  He was just beautiful!

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Huge Herd Of Elk On The 18 Hole Golf Course In Estes Park


We were driving down Highway 7 and saw this huge herd of elk on the golf course. I had never seen so many from the road before.

So, we turned in and I had to take a picture. They must love the golf course grass…it must be very sweet!

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The Bull Elk Were Sparring In Our Yard Here In Estes Park


It was past the rut season and there were about 8 Bull Elk in our yard off of the deck. Some were eating, a couple had just laid down for a rest and these two decided to spar. It was so much fun to watch as they were “practicing fighting.” What intrigued me the most was the high-pitched sounds they were emitting as they tangled with each other’s antlers. This went on for a good 20 minutes.

These certain 8 Bull Elk seem to hang out together throughout the winter and if you see one, you usually see them all. We nicknamed them “The Men’s Club.” It’s just fun to have them around.

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