The Backcountry Wilderness Area is one of the most pristine and beautiful areas along the Front Range offering habitat for wildlife including elk, mule deer, bear, mountain lion, eagles, coyote, porcupine, birds of all species, and much more. Sign up for wildlife viewing opportunities. Also, see info on Managing the Backcountry Wilderness Area.

Learn fun facts about local species of plants and wildlife commonly found in the Backcountry.

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Many species have adapted to survive and thrive in urban settings. Learn appropriate ways handle and avoid conflicts with wildlife.

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Wildcat Mountain Trail and parts of the DC East/West Trail close in the spring for Golden Eagle nesting. This pair has nested here since 2010.

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There are many simple things you can do in your own backyard to help wildlife. Attract more birds and help pollinators by making your yard wildlife friendly.

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