Cherry Creek state park is one of the 44 state parks in Colorado. These parks are under the authority of Colorado Parks & Wildlife. If you go to their website, you will find a list of Colorado state parks and be able to select the park that you would like to get more information about. The website has a link to a map of all of their parks with legends with fall color indicator.
This park is not particularly popular for viewing wildlife but they have about 40 species of mammals in the park. The list includes white-tailed deer, coyote, eastern cottontail rabbit, beaver, muskrat, raccoon, weasel, ground squirrel, and black-tailed prairie dogs.
There are two designated wildlife viewing decks at the park, both are located on the East Lake View road. The road is immediately on the left as you enter through the Parker Road entry to the park.
On August 3, 2015, we were slowly driving through the E Lake View road and we spotted this little fella hunting for dinner. I was not lucky enough to capture the moment when he had the prey but these photos look pretty good to me.
We spotted a coyote looking for its dinner at the Cherry Creek state park. Photo dated August 3, 2015. Canon EOS 6D EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III @420 mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 500
A coyote looks back through the tall grass in the fading light as the sun sets behind it. Photo dated August 3, 2015, taken with a Canon EOS 6D EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III @420 mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 500
We drove through the road further to the South and then turned towards West to arrive at the second wildlife viewing spot. We parked our van and walked down the road towards the little marsh land. A few egrets gathered there to have their supper for the day. I liked the photo so much so that I printed on a 20×30 paper to hang on our living room wall. And it looks great on the wall.
The egret photo was taken on August 3, 2015, with a Canon EOS 6D EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x III @420 mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 500