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Moose Mania Near Boulder: Discover the Best Viewing Spots

September 24th, 2023

The moose population in Colorado has experienced a remarkable resurgence over the past few decades. Once on the brink of extirpation from the state due to overhunting and habitat loss, these massive herbivores have made a triumphant comeback. This resurgence can be attributed to careful wildlife management efforts and the successful reintroduction of moose in suitable habitats. The population in Colorado was estimated to be around 2,500 to 3,000.  This increase in numbers has provided wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers with ample opportunities to witness these majestic creatures in their... Read More

Boulder County Moose Attack: Woman and Dog Survive Terrifying Encounter

September 21st, 2023

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a cow moose that was disturbed by a lady walking her dog on a woodland trail in the Colorado Rocky Mountains on Wednesday charged at the hiker, headbutting and stomping on her before she managed to flee back down the trail. The woman was taken to a hospital, according to the authorities, but they chose not to disclose her injuries or condition. They said that the moose had “several times” stepped on the dog, who only had minor wounds. The moose attack, which took place just west of Boulder, was the third in Boulder County this year, according... Read More

Moose Magic in Boulder’s Backyard: Brainard Lake’s High-Altitude Beauty

September 12th, 2023

Brainard Lake is a pristine alpine gem nestled within the Indian Peaks Wilderness, just a short drive from Boulder, Colorado. At an elevation of approximately 10,500 feet (3,200 meters), this natural wonder offers an awe-inspiring experience that every nature enthusiast must see. First and foremost, Brainard Lake is a true embodiment of Colorado’s natural beauty. The shimmering, crystal-clear waters of the lake are surrounded by towering peaks and lush pine forests. During the summer, the wildflower meadows burst into a riot of colors, creating a picturesque backdrop for hikers and photographers... Read More

Boulder County’s Moose Population is Thriving – Best Places to View Them

June 6th, 2022

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado now has nearly 3,000 moose, and the moose population in Boulder County is thriving.” I think moose took off in the county once they got here,” said Dave Hoerath, a wildlife biologist with Boulder County Parks & Open Space, “because we have some very good habitat in the high country: willows and bottoms in the City of Boulder Watershed lands, as well as some of the alpine meadows in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.” Given our desirable moose habitat, where might you find them in Boulder County’s open spaces? While moose... Read More