Wildlife

Wildlife

Rangely is just 20 miles southeast of Dinosaur National Monument on the Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway and is center to one of the last areas of the West explored by European settlers.

Nestled in the lower White River Valley at the heart of the Canyon Pintado National Historic District, the community boasts access to acres of green forests areas riddled with wildlife, high desert plateaus, and plunging canyons marked with petroglyphs left by the native Fremont and Ute civilizations.

A wetlands area at the tailwater of the lake provides cover and food for a variety of waterfowl. Bald eagles, osprey, blue heron, mule deer, elk, beaver, raccoons, mink, and other animals can be seen throughout the year, making this a great place for wild life viewing. As you're driving you can see wild horses, deer, elk, antelope, migratory birds, coyotes, eagles, hawks, and prairie dogs.

Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy prime deer and elk country which is open to hunting, photography, and viewing. Much of this is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW). See wild horses, deer, elk, antelope, migratory birds, coyotes, eagles, hawks, and prairie dogs. There are nearby mountain streams with beaver dams, a wealth of bird life, and small mammals and thousands of square miles of public lands to explore.

When visiting, please stop in at the Town for more information and pick up brochures to explore on your own.

Tips on Viewing Wildlife

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 675-8476

Email: Rangely Info

Address: 209 E Main Street Rangely, CO 81648 (View Map)