Wildlife

Antelope looking at the camera

Rangely is just 20 miles southeast of Dinosaur National Monument on the Dinosaur Diamond National Scenic Byway and is center to one of the last areas of the West explored by European settlers.

Nestled in the lower White River Valley at the heart of the Canyon Pintado National Historic District, the community boasts access to acres of land riddled with wildlife, high desert plateaus and plunging canyons marked with petroglyphs left by the native Fremont and Ute civilizations.

A wetland area at the tailwater of the lake provides cover and food for a variety of waterfowl such as bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey and blue heron.  

Mule deer, elk, beaver, raccoons, mink, mountain lions and other animals such as bear can be seen throughout the year making this a great place for wild life viewing.  While driving in the area is not uncommon to see wild horses, deer, elk, antelope, migratory birds, coyotes, eagles, hawks or prairie dogs.

Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy prime deer and elk country which is open to hunting, photography and viewing. Much of this is on public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW). 

When visiting, please stop in at Town Hall for more information and pick up brochures to explore on your own.

Tips on Viewing Wildlife

Contact Information

Phone:(970) 675-8476

Email: Rangely Info

Address: 209 E Main Street Rangely, CO 81648 (View Map)