Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
The Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway (state hwy 44 and US 191), is themed “Wildlife Through the Ages“. It offers drive-by viewing of bighorn sheep, antelope, elk, mule deer and moose, especially during the spring months.
Boaters on Flaming Gorge Reservoir and the Green River often see osprey nesting atop rocky pinnacles near the water.
Vernal and Vicinity
Rocky Mountain sheep, mule deer, and many species of birds are seen throughout Dinosaur National Monument. Sightings are particularly common during float trips on the Green and Yampa Rivers.
In the arid Uinta basin, Ouray National Wildlife Refuge and Pariette Wetlands offer viewing of vast numbers of waterfowl , shorebirds and wading birds from spring through fall in wetland oases.
Bald eagles winter along the Green River in the Ouray National Wildlife Bird Refuge. Both the Ouray and Pariette sites have interpretive information and facilities.
The Dinosaur Travel Region (435-789-6932) can provide more information on this area.
A unique setting for wildlife viewing is Joe’s Valley Ski Trail, which loops through mule deer winter range. Along with deer, bald eagles, and snowshoe hares, and occasional weasel pops up.
The Castle Country Travel Region (435-637-3009) can provide more information on this area.