Colorado Wildlife Viewing
Colorado has an abundance of beautiful sites from the plains to the mountains. Deep within these beautiful areas you will find many creatures that call these beautiful sights home. With some of the top wildlife viewing in this area of the country it is worth your time to stop and take in these animals in their natural environment and habitat. Colorado wildlife viewing will grant you amazing sights of antelope, elk, bear, big horn sheep and deer all of which can be seen throughout the Grand Junction area.
Two scenic byways that have ample opportunity for wildlife viewing is the Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway and the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. Both drives are not only breathtaking but hold a number of animals that are native to the area. The Grand Mesa Byway takes you through the world’s largest flattop mountain. The Plateau Valley area is one of the top spots for wildlife viewing. Unaweep/Tabeguache Byway will take you through picturesque sandstone canyons.
The Little Bookcliff Wild Horse Area is another great area to catch glimpses of wildlife. Located only 10 miles outside of town off I-70 it is known for its wild mustang herd. Pull into the parking lot and enjoy the viewing area set aside specifically for viewing these beautiful creatures.
Just a few helpful hints for you, early morning and the evening hours are typically the best time to view wildlife as this is when wild animals are most active. Loud noises and quick movements tend to scare away animals so be sure to keep quiet as much as possible. Be very patient as the wildlife will generally come your way if you give them time. Binoculars are always great to have on hand as they will give you up close views of these beautiful creatures. And of course, never pursue the wildlife. Keep a safe distance and respect all wildlife as well as their habitat.