The Colorado Hike That Has Some Of The Best Wildlife Sightings In The Country
If you have ever driven through the Colorado mountainside, plains, or even the slope, there is a good chance you have seen some of our beautiful wildlife in its natural habitat… but have you ever experienced a sighting on foot? If you have yet to have this incredible experience, you’re going to want to visit this Colorado nature area that is one of the best in the country, as it provides some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the entire country!
Welcome to the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, a beautiful open space near Loveland that is home to some of the best hiking in Northern Colorado.
Featuring six different trails, Bobcat Ridge has a hike for every skill level, ranging from the Eden Valley Spur (which runs 1.3 miles along the valley bottom) to the more tricky Ginny Trail (which is 5.3 miles and has an elevation gain of a whopping 1,500 feet).
In addition to the unique trails, there is plenty to love about the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, including its many original homesteads...
How fun would it be to run across this on your outdoor adventure?!
...classes and special events...
...and - you guessed it - wildlife sightings.
Bobcat Ridge is home to countless deer, elk, mountain lions, and wild turkeys, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled during your hike. Don’t forget to bring along a camera!
Please note: This photo was taken by an on-site wildlife camera, not a human photographer. These are wild animals, and as such, they can be dangerous to approach. To best preserve this beautiful natural area, respect the animals who call it home and appreciate their wild beauty from a safe distance.
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area is located at 10184 Co. Rd. 32C in Loveland and is open every day from dawn to dusk.
For another one of our very favorite trails,
Hike This Ancient Forest In Colorado That’s Home To 34-Million-Year-Old Trees.
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