Striped Whipsnake on a rock

Striped Whipsnake on a rock

NPS photo


Wildlife in Capitol Reef is diverse due to the variety of habitats such as pinyon-juniper, perennial streams, dry washes and rock cliffs. We solicit details of the wildlife seen by visitors because such information adds immeasurably to the value of the park records.

Capitol Reef National Park has recorded:

In this section you will find checklists for the many animals that can be seen. If you encounter a species not on the list while visiting the park, please be sure to check at the visitor center to update the list(s).

At the NPS:Nature and Science Inventory and Monitoring Program website you can download a list of species that have been recorded in Capitol Reef and other parks in the Colorado Plateau Region.

Below is a complete list of the animal species (excluding birds) that can be found in Capitol Reef. A version can also be downloaded and printed by clicking on the image.


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