7 Wildlife Watching Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park


Rocky Mountain National Park, a diverse gem, spans 400 sq miles of stunning landscapes and is renowned for abundant wildlife. Explore the top 6 spots for observing animals in their natural habitats.

Cub Lake, a secluded beauty, draws wildlife, especially in fall. The trail passes a meadow where elk, deer, and moose can often be spotted grazing or resting.

Cub Lake


Moraine Park is one of the most popular and accessible spots to see wildlife in the park. It’s a large and open meadow that offers panoramic views of the mountains and the sky.

Moraine Park


Holzwarth Meadow is another great spot for elk watching, as well as for seeing other large mammals such as moose and black bears.

Holzwarth Meadow


Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved North American road at 12,183 feet, crossing Continental Divide to link Rocky Mountain Park's east and west sides.

Trail Ridge Road 


Explore the Kilauea Iki Trail in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. This unique trek spans rainforests and solidified lava lakes, descending 400 feet.

Kilauea Iki


Ka’ena Point is another spot for seeing some of Hawai’i’s unique wildlife. It’s located on the westernmost tip of O’ahu. A natural reserve safeguards native plants and animals.

Ka’ena Point


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