June 29, 2015 by: Ann Harwood
National Bison Range Wildlife & Gorgeous Vistas of Spectacular, Unspoiled Nature!
Bison Babies & Mama Bison
The National Bison Range provides a nearly 19,000-acre landscape, a critical ecological balance that includes analysis of grasses, soils & biology. The focus is to preserve the genetic purity of the bison. Created in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt, the landscape provides habitat for all kinds of wildlife.
It has one of the largest databases in the country of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. A variety of wildlife come & go through the Bison Range including grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, coyotes & mountains lions as well as deer & elk. The Range provides habitat for a large number of birds & raptors. It's a great place for bird sighting, & always a delight to see & photograph golden eagles, bald eagles, kestrels, red winged blackbirds, yellow headed blackbirds, ravens, hawks, meadowlarks & many more small birds.
A short drive away from Bear Spirit Lodge, it is always fun to see different vistas, sunrises, sunsets & rainbows!
In fact, you can see the top of the Bison Range from the lower land of Bear Spirit Lodge.
The Red Sleep upper road is open in the summer & provides a great view of the Mission Valley. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Flathead Lake.
Come stay at Bear Spirit Lodge & see the spectacular, unspoiled nature!