Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park

In Rocky Mountain National Park, fall is one of the most spectacular times of the year to visit. The foliage changes color to create a gorgeous autumn palette, the elk bugle and rut, and the crowds thin. Things to do in the fall include:
•leaf peeping
elk rut and bugling (the fall mating season is in September and October)
•hiking (from 35 trailheads, there are 359 miles of trails)
•bird watching (more than 280 species)
•wildlife viewing (more than 60 types of mammals live inside Rocky Mountain National Park, including moose, bighorn sheep, bears, coyote, elk, and deer)
•camping (200 backcountry campsites and 585 drive up campsites)
•horseback riding (there are 2 stables inside Rocky Mountain National Park, and dozens of others nearby)
•a drive on Trail Ridge Road (which connects Grand Lake and Estes Park)
•fishing (on 150 lakes and 476 miles of creeks and streams)
•biking (there are 60 miles of roads, as well as numerous mountain biking trails)
•mountaineering and mountain climbing (including Longs Peak)

Please note: Three of the campgrounds inside Rocky Mountain National Park (Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, and Moraine Park) operate on a reservation system. The other two (Timber Creek and Longs Peak) are on a first come, first serve basis.

Rocky Mountain National Park is also a great place to visit in the summer, winter, and spring.


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