The Mountain Campus affords visitors the opportunity to experience the abundant wildlife, vegetation and wildflowers of high mountain meadow and alpine ecosystems. The valley is home to 100 species of birds and 45 species of mammals, dense forests of Lodgepole Pine and Aspen, and the South Fork of the Cache la Poudre River.

A sampling of resident wildlife includes moose, mule deer, black bear, coyote, pine marten, weasel, hummingbird, chorus frog and brown trout.

Peaks rising to more than 12,000 ft. (3,658m) frame the valley and beckon hikers to explore the alpine environment of Rocky Mountain National Park.