Bighorn Sheep on Wolf Creek Pass

Next time you drive over Wolf Creek Pass, keep your eye out for the Bighorn Sheep. They like to roam near Treasure Falls.

Photos: Madi Lewis

These creatures are grabbing a bite to eat

These creatures are almost camouflaged by the rocks

Bighorn Sheep (Ovis Canadensis) are beautiful and majestic creatures. They are typically found in the higher elevations near water sources or rocky cliff areas.  They eat grasses and other plants. Bighorn Sheep have hooves adapted to steep, rocky terrain and use their climbing abilities to escape predators. Bighorn Sheep live to about 10 years old with a maximum life span of 20 years.