Last week I found a number of these tiger moth larvae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) crawling around on the ground at Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado. They were at an elevation of about 7000 feet in a pinion-juniper woodland on Chapin Mesa.
While many tiger moth species can be very common, I was unable to identify the genus of this individual. It appears similar to Lophocampa ingens, a species that inhabits the Four Corners region. Larvae of that species are known to feed on pinion pine, a tree that happens to be abundant in the area. Although I’m skeptical this individual is of that species it may be closely related.