Mule Deer at Mancos
Mule Deer can be found throughout the park. These graceful creatures are especially visible at dawn and dusk in the grassy areas between the main campground and the Nature Trail. However, groups of Mule Deer as large as 20 individuals have been spotted in the middle of the day. In the fall, look for them grazing on acorns near patches of oak brush.
These creatures have very large ears that can move independently, and almost constantly, much like a mule’s (hence its name).
Children at least 8 years old who are interested in learning more about the park’s mule deer can talk to a Park Ranger about the Junior Ranger program.