The Rawah is a 76,394 acre area located on the east side of the Medicine Bow mountains in north central Colorado. Elevations range from 8,400 to 13,000 feet. The lower country is dominated by dense stands of lodgepole pine, while progressively higher elevations are covered by spruce/fir forests, alpine tundra, and barren rock formations. The high peaks were carved by glaciers, resulting in spectacular cirque lakes and moraines. There are 25 named lakes, ranging in size from five to 39 acres. The area contains the headwaters of McIntyre, Rawah, and Fall creeks, as well as the Laramie River.
Wildlife include elk, mule deer, black bear, bighorn sheep, bobcat, and beaver. Many species of birds make the Rawah their home, including the red-tailed hawk, white-tailed ptarmigan, and golden eagle. Lakes and streams are inhabited by native cutthroat trout and introduced rainbow, brook, and brown trout.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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