Some wildlife in the area are easily seen; others are elusive. Wildlife watching is best as mule deer browse only a few feet away and elk congregate in open meadows.
Rocky Mountain National Park has 359 miles of hiking trails! Covering 416 square miles, the park contains some of the most spectacular mountains and tundra in North America. Over 300 different species of birds have been identified. Elk, Moose and Coyotes can be seen openly roaming the meadows, while Bears, Mountain Lions and Bobcats are some of the more elusive predators we find in the forested areas.