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Wildlife Watching Sights - Denver Colorado

Colorado is home to more than 960 species of wildlife thus vacationers visit from all over the world to experience these animals in their natural habitat.

Several wildlife watching options are located near Denver, Colorado.  So, when visiting Holiday Inn Lakewood, be sure to take advantage of the location and 'get back to nature.'


Bear Creek State Park and Lake - at 2,500 acres, the park is Lakewood's largest park and with it's diversity of habitats, the park features a variety of plant and wildlife species.

Bluff Lake Nature Center - An urban wildlife refuge located in east Denver, home to a variety of wildlife and native habitats. Bluff Lake Nature Center offers many programs throughout the year designed to educate the public.

Majestic View Nature Center - Nature Center and Community Park located in Arvada (15 minutes from Lakewood), a place to learn about, understand and interact directly with nature with hands-on environmental displays and wildlife exhibits.

Denver Aquarium - the Downtown Aquarium offers great educational opportunities, as well as up-close- wildlife viewing in the heart of Denver.  Just minutes from Lakewood, Colorado.

Lookout Mountain Nature Center & Preserve - 110 acre park with exhibits, discovery corner, hiking trails, nature guides and more.  Perfect nature experience for the family. 10 minutes from the Holiday Inn Hotel in Lakewood.

Botanic Gardens at Chatfield - Nature preserve southwest of Denver (just minutes from Lakewood) which encompasses 750 acres of paved and unpaved walking trails.

Chatfield Reservoir  - visitors to Chatfield State Park can experience a variety of wildlife including deer, elk, bald eagles, blue heron and bear.

Barr Lake State Park - this area has been famous for viewing more than 300 species of wildlife for over 100 years. It's grasslands, woodlands, open water vistas make it the perfect home to a variety of wildlife species.  25 miles from Lakewood, Colorado.

Bonny Lake State Park - with various habitats: grasslands, agricultural terrain, a reservoir, cottonwood and willow lowlands, Bonny Lake is home to a wide range of wildlife and bird species not typical of Colorado. 24 miles east of Lakewood

Estes Valley - boasts a 4 1/2 acre bird sanctuary as well as a plethora of native animals including elk, big horn sheep, coyotes, beavers, muskrats and mule deer.  Birding is also popular with bald eagles, trumpeter and tundra swans, Thayers gulls, northern shrikes and more.  Note: park is closed the first two weeks of June while new elks are born. located within 1 1/2 hours from Lakewood

Rocky Mountain National Park - from elk t bighorn sheep, to moose, bear and mountain lions -- the Rocky Mountains have it all for wildlife watcher and birders alike.  2 hour drive from Lakewood, CO.

Bird and Wildlife Organizations - Colorado

Denver Audubon Society  - The best way to learn about birds is the Audubon society. Denver Audubon's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the natural ecosystems of the South Platte River Basin

Colorado Birding Society - includes bird trip reports, birding locations in Colorado and gives a location to submit recent bird sightings in Colorado

Colorado Nature Conservancy - mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood hotel is located close to all of these wildlife watching areas and offers great room rates.  Get the best deal on Advance Purchase rates when booking.

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