• Photo of early morning clouds hanging low in the valley with mountains of the Continental Divide stretched out above. NPS Photo/Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado


A group of bighorn sheep on the tundra
Bighorn sheep ewe


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

Steller's Jay


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

Greenback Cutthroat


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

Tiger Salamander

Amphibians and Reptiles

Despite frigid temperatures these cold blooded animals make Rocky home.



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


Insects, Spiders, Centipedes and Millipedes

These little critters have wings or varying numbers of legs.

Boreal toad swims in water

Threatened and Endangered Species

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

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