Bighorn Rams
Bighorn sheep rams sit together on Rocky's alpine tundra.

NPS Photo

A bull elk stands among a harem of cows in a fall-colored field of grass.

Get to know other fellow mammals that also enjoy traversing these mountains.

Bluebird with a blueberry

Some are unique to Rocky's mountainous habitats while others migrate to warmer climates in the winter.

Brook Trout

Groups of native and non-native fish swim around each other in Rocky's water bodies.

Tiger Salamander
Amphibians & Reptiles

Despite frigid temperatures these cold blooded animals make Rocky home.

Swallowtail Butterfly

Yes, Rocky has a section just for butterflies. Over 140 species flutter around these high elevations.

A bee on a flower.
Insects, Spiders, & Centipedes

A bee and a fly on a flower.

Bald eagle in a tree.
Threatened & Endangered Species

Rocky is a safe haven for various species trying to survive in our modern world.

Last updated: July 5, 2022

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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