Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, rivers are flowing, and our local wildlife is making appearances around town! Moose are among the most majestic and fascinating creatures we share our mountain town with. Seeing a moose in the wild is a magical moment, but it is important to take some precautions to keep yourself and the moose safe.
Moose are the largest mammals in Colorado- over six feet tall at the shoulder, coming in at up to 1200 pounds! Transplanted to the state in 1978 and 1979, moose breeding populations can now be seen in most higher-elevation habitats. Their diet consists of grazing on willows, grasses, bushes, leaves, needles, and underwater vegetation. Moose prefer to live in riparian and forested areas near lakes or marshes.
Moose are commonly found in Breckenridge and can occasionally be seen near our resorts or downtown! Follow these precautions to stay safe in moose country.