This magnificent creature lives in the rugged terrain of the Rockies (often above the timberline). But if you don’t want to venture to high elevations to catch a glimpse of our state animal, we have an easier way much closer to town.
The 6.5-mile trail in Waterton Canyon is home to many bighorn sheep and visitors often get an up-close look.
Though the trail creates a wonderful connection between guests and bighorns, they are still wild animals, so visitors should keep their distance. To enhance the relationship between humans and nature in the canyon, Denver Water and Colorado Parks and Wildlife created the Watchable Wildlife program.
Hike up the trail and stop by the visitor tent to learn more about bighorn sheep and their important role in the Waterton Canyon ecosystem!