Colorado Rockies forests

WWF Abstract

The highest mountains of the Rockies dominate this massive ecoregion, which is known as one of the best places in America to see wildlife such as elk, bighorn sheep, and mule deer. Here you will find Colorado's most pristine forests, with great stands of bristlecone and ponderosa pines, Douglas fir, and aspen. The forests are interspersed with beautiful mountain meadows and hundreds of lakes, small streams, and rivers.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:32,768,000 acres (13,260,739 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bandelier National Monument
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Fraser Biosphere Reserve
Niwot Ridge Biosphere Reserve
Pecos National Historical Park
Rocky Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER