Fall is a gorgeous season. The chill in the air and the changes to the scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park are only part of the beauty. Hiking any time of the year is always enjoyable but we truly enjoy the fall months. Rocky Mountain hiking trips through Kirk’s Mountain Adventures are the perfect way to see all of the beauty that this park has to offer during this time of year.
Reasons to visit Rocky Mountain National Park during the fall months:
Aspen Foliage Color Change
Elk Bugling: Elks bugling runs happen in Mid-September, but often you will begin to hear the elks as early as late August. Bugling corresponds with elk mating season and the bugle sounds can be heard between dusk and dawn. This is the time of year in which you may begin to see a bull elk with many females. It is truly amazing.
Bighorn Sheep: Fall is the time in which the bighorn sheep begin their head-butting. You might be lucky enough to catch this spectacle between October and November. Head-butting also corresponds with mating season as male bighorn sheep begin competing for mating rites.
Small Crowds: By the fall, the crowds have begun to thin out at National Parks. The shorter and colder days are less forgiving, so people tend to avoid outdoor activities.
Do not delay, head out to Rocky Mountain for a hiking trip that you will be sure to remember for years to come. We promise that the views and the spectacular sites will be worth the drive into Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kirk’s Mountain Adventures. We can also help you book the perfect hiking trip so that you won’t miss anything!