Really not much more than a pond, Sheep Lakes is a low-lying area in Rocky Mountain National Park’s Horseshoe Park area. It is named after the bighorn sheep that call an adjacent mountain their home.
However, I have found it more likely to find elk or moose here than bighorns. This past weekend was one of the few times I have seen any there and while it was only one, it was a ram with a very impressive set of horns.
He seemed pretty unbothered by the crowds that had gathered to watch him and continued to lazily graze on the grass. This guy does appear to need to do some bulking up quickly as the bighorn run will start next month and he needs to be in prime shape by then.