(1) The alpine marmot is a large ground-dwelling squirrel living in mountain open meadows, preferentially exposed to south.(2) Stop along this byway to hike across broad plateaus and to admire Rocky Mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, marmots , and mule deer.(3) The Rodentia also includes beavers, muskrats, porcupines, woodchucks, chipmunks, squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots , chinchillas, voles, lemmings, and many others.(4) Some of these destructive species include beavers, muskrats, elk, deer, voles, marmots , prairie dogs and geese.(5) Trails starting right outside the door head up to high ridges with views stretching dozens of miles - sightings of mountain goats and marmots are common.