• 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

Butterfly Species List

The parks diversity of elevations and habitat types helps account for the 141 confirmed species of butterflies found here. See the complete park butterfly species list.

Mead's Sulphur butterfly on an alpine wildflower.
The alpine tundra, krummholz, and subalpine openings in the park are the normal habitat of Mead's Sulphur (Colias meadii).
NPS Photo by Stacy Sink

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