Watch this Colorado Mountain Lion Swim Across the Eagle River in Gypsum
A Mountain Lion Swimming in the Eagle River
I don't know that this mountain lion would have been able to swim all the way across the river in April or May, but now that the snowmelt and runoff are gone the waters are much easier for animals to cross. It still seems like a long swim.
Vail 4X4 Tours
This mountain lion was spotted during a Jeep tour hosted by Vail 4X4 Tours. They operate out of Eagle and offer city, group, and private tours. Some of the coolest Jeep tours offered during the summer months include the tour of Hornsilver Mountain, Red & White Mountain, Camp Hale National Monument, and the Piney River Ranch.
How Long Are Colorado Jeep Tours?
Vail 4X4 offers classic trail rides which last about four hours, and they also offer all-day rides that last for six to seven hours. These guys will pick you up at your hotel or residence (in the Eagle area) so you don't have to drive anywhere.
Wildlife seen during the tours can include marmots, deer, red-tailed hawks, pikas, and birds. Moose, bears, and elk can be seen as well but are not guaranteed.
Keep going to check out some more reasons you'll love having fun in the Eagle County area, then scroll on for a look at some great backcountry jeep routes via Colorado's scenic byways.