Capitol Reef encompasses several different ecological zones including high, cool evergreen dotted peaks, densely vegetated riparian zones, and dry, hot desert. This variety of habitats supports diverse communities of wildlife. The ecology site bulletin contains more information on how habitats impact animal species.

Learn more about Capitol Reef's wildlife by downloading the bird checklist and wildlife checklist.

Discover the wide variety of animals that live in the Northern Colorado Plateau region.


Additional Wildlife Information

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HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


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