Park Critters
Print This Page… and bring it with you when you visit RMNP
and see how many of the Rocky's critters you can find.

Species
Time Of Day Most Often Seen
Season of Activity
Habitat
Likely Locations
 Pika  Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Talus Slopes
Rock outcrops
Near and above tree line
Rock Cut
Park-wide, higher elevations
 Uinta Chipmunk  Photos Here Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Open areas from forest to tundra Park-wide
 Mountain Cottontail  Photos Here Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Open areas Park-wide, lower elevations
 Yellow-Bellied Marmot  Photos Here Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Rock piles
Sub-alpine meadows
Park-wide
Abert's Squirrel Day Year round Ponderosa forest East Side, lower elevations
 Uinta Ground Squirrel  Photos Here Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Open areas Open areas
 Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel  Photos Here Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Open areas Open areas
Porcupine Anytime Year round Pine Woodlands
Willow thickets
Park-wide, lower elevations
 Coyote  Anytime Year round Open areas Park-wide
Gray Wolf Not Found in Park
Black Bear Dusk Night Spring
Summer
Fall
Forest Park-wide
Grizzly Bear Not Found in Park
Marten Anytime Year round Tundra rock piles
Sub-alpine forest
Park-wide
Weasel Anytime Year round Steam courses,
from forest to tundra
Park-wide
River Otter Anytime Year round Stream courses
Ponds
Lower  Kawuneeche Valley 
Mountain Lion Night Summer Rocky terrain
Rarely seen in open
Park-wide, lower elevations
Bobcat Night Year round Forest edges Park-wide
 Elk (Wapiti)  Photos Here Dawn
Sometime day
Dusk
Year round Open areas
Forest edges
 Kawuneeche Valley 
 Moraine Park --Spring, summer, fall
 Horseshoe Park --Spring, summer, fall
Park Wide
 Mule Deer  Anytime Year round Brushy areas
Meadow edges
Park wide
 Moose  Photos Here Anytime Year round Willow thickets
Lodgepole forest
 Kawuneeche Valley 
 Bighorn Sheep  Photos Here Day Year round Open areas
Rocky areas
Never Summer Range
Mummy Range
 Horseshoe Park 
Turkey Vulture Day Spring
Summer
Fall
Sky Parks, meadows and open spaces
Rattlesnake Not Found in Park

Table Source:  This table was found on the wall of the Kawuneeche Visitor Center at the West entrance to the Park. Print a copy of it and try to see how many animals you can see and/or photograph on your next visit to the Park. Obviously one should not spend time looking for Rattlesnakes, Grizzly Bears, or Gray Wolfs.


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