In Colorado many black bears are actually blonde, cinnamon or brown. And they are not to be confused with their northern cousins, the grizzly, which are no longer in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain National Park is a favourite habitat and, although they are hard to spot, they come out to play in mid-March when their food of berries and grasses become available and then go back to hibernate in dens from mid-November. Although this makes up the highest percentage of their diet, they also eat meat, usually from carcasses. One of the biggest dangers for bears is human food, which is left in bins or around campsites, or in hikersí backpacks, attracting bears, changing their feeding habits and creating a danger for humans. So if you are hiking, keep your food with you at all times and when camping, all food or drink must be kept in bear proof containers from May until October. See the National Park Service
website for more details.