The ponds, marshes and trees of the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve near Moab provide habitat for many species of plants, animals, fish, and birds.

Pronghorn antelope play on the sagebrush flats of the Hatch Point sections of the Canyon Rims Recreation Area between Moab and Monticello.

Hikes in the Abajo Mountains allow viewing of Aberts Squirrel, unique to the Abajos and Elk Ridge, with its tufted ears and dapper white paws. Trophy size elk are often seen, as are migrating bald eagles and goshawks in the spring and fall.

A two day float on the San Juan River offers a unique view of desert bighorn sheep along the south side of the river. Peregrine falcon and other birds of prey may be viewed soaring above the canyon walls. The spring and fall migrations are the best times to see the songbirds and waterfowl that use this important habitat.

Bluff City provides a walking tour brochure focused on the wildlife near the San Juan River.

The Canyonlands Travel Region (435-259-8825 north), (435-587-3235 south) can provide more information on this area.