While you should be aware of wild animals in the mountains year round—dog owners need to be particularly aware of a few season: coyote mating season and when bears come out of hibernation and are ravenous.
In the Rocky Mountain Coyote mating season is from mid January through the end of March. Coyotes can be particularly aggressive during this season so be aware —especially if you choose to walk your dog in a non urban area. Coyotes are often cited in town but are even more plentiful in the foothills and trails in the mountains. And while they often prey on smaller animals they can be overly aggressive with larger dogs and feel threatened during mating season.Read More