The Lost Dutchman has been visited by bears and mountain lions as well as other wildlife, and it’s a good idea to be aware of what you should do if you encounter one of these animals on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

Learn about bears.
Learn about mountain lions.

Bear Awareness

What can we do to protect ourselves and the bears?

First off we would like to thank Joe, from CPW, for all his attention, respect, and efforts that he has and continues to show to our bear problem here at the resort. Unfortunately, Joe can only do so much. The Resort needs every member`s participation to do their part in bear prevention. Remember to clean out your campers every time you leave, including items such as scented candles, garbage, and canned goods, which are not safe in air-tight containers. Also if you have a grill, keeping it clean will help keep the bear from your site. If you as a member decide to build bear boards, we are asking you to have no more than 1 inch of the nail in the boards. Our goal is not to injure the bear. For other preventative measures against bears, hanging mothballs in nylon stockings or cheesecloth from your doors and windows are effective measures. Bears do not like the smell. Bear spray and bear horns are also effective. We are concerned not only with the bears but also with the safety of all of our members. Please note that firearms are NOT allowed on the resort.

How to make bear boards