Top 8 Snakes that Live in the Rocky Mountains

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake:is a venomous pit viper snake native to the Southwestern United States and Mexico. It lives in the steep rocky canyons of the Rocky Mountains up to 6,500 feet.

Western Ribbon Snake:are garter snakes endemic to the Western United States, Mexico, and Central America. These medium-sized snakes are slender with long tails and have black, brown.

Ring-Necked Snake: are woodland snakes and like to hide in moist soil under wood and rocks, sometimes burrowing in the ground. You will most often find these snakes in woodlands near rocky hillsides.

Western Ground Snake:Their appearance, especially their coloration, varies widely depending on their location, ranging from black, red, brown, and orange. 

Western Coachwhip: They are widespread, and you can find them from coast to coast throughout the country. They live in open areas like pine forests, old fields, and prairies.

Great Basin Gopher Snake: are excellent climbers and swimmers and are most commonly seen when hiking trails near the mountains. You can spot them by their pointed heads and cream-colored bodies.

Bullsnake: is a nonvenomous subspecies of a gopher snake. It is one of the largest in North America, reaching a length of 8 feet. You can find bullsnakes in Mexico and Canada.

Great Plains Rat Snake: are nonvenomous snakes native to the Central United States and Northern Mexico, mainly inhabiting the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

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