When Mountain Lions Meet People
A message from Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Mountain lions are generally quiet, and elusive. They tend to live in remote, primitive country with plentiful deer and adequate cover. Such conditions exist in mountain subdivisions, urban fringes, and open spaces. Much of Colorado, including the Front Range, is prime mountain lion country. This simple fact is a surprise to many residents and visitors. There's been a recent increase in mountain lion sightings in areas of Boulder and Larimer Counties. Some reports also include deer that have been cached by lions. If you live/recreate in lion country, please remember it's YOUR responsibility to take necessary precautions to COEXIST with these creatures:
- Avoid times lions are most active (dusk & dawn).
- Never leave pets unattended and keep on leash at all times.
- Do not attract wildlife, feeding animals such as deer is not only illegal, but also attracts their natural predators as well. Predators follow prey.
- Make sure areas where you come and go are well lit.
Learn more about living near Mountain Lions on the CPW website.