Residents of the High Country

Aug 13, 2018

In the summer months, the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park is not just a crown jewel for wildflowers, but also for wildlife. High-country dwellers, like pikas and marmots, offer hours of viewing entertainment, while the pleasant surprise of elk, ravens, coyotes, long-tailed weasels, and many more amazing animals can be behind any rock or beyond any turn in the trail. All of these furry or feathery friends have great stories to tell of their behaviors, evolution, and survival strategies. Take a closer look at the animals that call the tundra home.