Grand Canyon and the surrounding regions are home to desert bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lions, coyotes, gray fox, and a large variety of reptiles, birds and rodents.
In this section, we provide a brief overview of wildlife visitors might glimpse on their Grand Canyon vacation.
You’ll see more than incredible views. Fascinating animals make their homes in the park. Keep an eye out on the trails and soaring in the skies.
Black bear sighting are rare but there is talk of introducing grizzlies to the Grand Canyon to promote plant diversity and control grazing animals.
Spot Bald Eagles near the Colorado River as they hunt for trout.
We don't want to scare you, but the Grand Canyon is crawling with bugs, snakes and scorpions. Knowing what to do if you get bitten can help save your life
A brief overview of some of the furry rodentds that visitors may see while exploring the Grand Canyon, from large beaver to tiny pocket mice.
Desert bighorn sheep are nimble-footed and inhabit terrain that is rocky and steep. You may see them along the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Catch a glimpse of this majestic bird as it soars high above the canyon floor scanning the rocky terrain for its next meal.
This is desert country, which means visitors will often hear the howls of coyotes during the night while vacationing to the Grand Canyon region.
Though tough to spot against the multicolored backdrop of Arizona's dry desert, coyotes are an important part of Grand Canyon's natural ecosystem.
Falcons, owls and hawks are frequent fliers in the Grand Canyon National Park region and Arizona.
Approximately 70 condors inhabit the skies of northern Arizona and Utah. Read a brief primer about the grand birds.
Come September, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is alive with the sound of bugling marking the elk mating season. Don't get caught in an elk altercation.
Elk have learned to turn on the water at Grand Canyon filling stations. They simply lift the spring-loaded lever and help themselves to a drink.
Mountain lions are common within Grand Canyon National Park, but visitors rarely see them since they tend to blend in and do not actively approach people.
There are approximately 47 species of reptiles, including lizards and snakes, in the national park.
Researchers are cautiously optimistic that the toxic blood-lead levels in endangered California condors living near the Grand Canyon seem to be down.
One of nature’s most efficient aerial killers, Peregrine Falcons are typically seen high atop cliffs within Grand Canyon National Park.
Commonly identified by their large ears and black tipped tails, Mule Deer are the most visible large mammal in Grand Canyon National Park.
The canyon's bats can be seen darting through the darkness in search of beetles, moths and flies. Two tested positive for rabies. Should you worry?
California Condors can be seen soaring in the skies near Grand Canyon's South Rim as well as around the Vermilion Cliffs area. See our top 6 spots for condor watching here.