Spotting a mountain goat on a hike: cool. But being surrounded and even licked by them? It happened to one Vail hiker. Biologists explain that goats are attracted to the salt in human sweat. Still, such a bold move was unusual for a wild animal.
The Eagles Nest Wilderness doesn’t attract regular Colorado crowds—unless you count the mountain goats. Explore rugged peaks, and pristine alpine lakes on this 13.3-mile route in an under-appreciated Rocky Mountain getaway.