Nature in Colorado

Jun 04,2016

Amphibians and Reptiles

There are not more than 50 species of amphibians and reptiles combined in the state of Colorado. The average elevation here is around 6,800 feet above sea level. Most of the different species will be found at lower elevations in Colorado. 70 percent of all species do not go higher than 8,000 feet.Read More


The Southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado support a wide variety of bird species. There have been close to 500 different species of birds recorded in Colorado. There are around 100 species that are year round residents and most of the other birds just migrate through Colorado heading to their breeding areas and their wintering grounds.Read More


There are around 35,000 insect species in Colorado. That is a lot of bugs. The scientists believe that there are an estimated 200 Million insects for every human on the planet.Colorado has over 60 species of rodents and over 20 species of bats to help consume them. The elevation and cold winters in the mountains also deter a lot of insect species from taking up residence here as well. Read more...


In the Rocky Mountains, you have the best opportunity to see more mammals than most other places in North America. The Rocky Mountains are the backbone of the continent. They are 300 to 400 miles wide in some areas and around 3,000 miles long stretching from Canada to Northern New Mexico.Read More

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