Rocky Mountain National Park

Autumn in the Rockies

The autumn 2023 stop on the National Park Scene tour brings us to Rocky Mountain National Park in northeast Colorado.

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit this magnificent park, with bugling elk, the leaves changing color, less crowds and traffic, and moderate temperatures.

Rocky Mountain National Park, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022


No matter when you visit Rocky Mountain National Park, you’re going to find one of nature’s most beuitiful masterpieces.
During the fall season, the park is lit up with shades of gold from the yellowing aspen.
Elk and mule deer are in the rutting season during the fall, making it a great time for wildlife viewing.


Unique Diversity

Rocky Mountain National Park is a diverse area that supports the montane, subalpine, and alpine tundra ecosystems.

Arctic vegetation grows in the park’s high country tundra, while lower elevations offer over seven hundred species of plants.

Rocky Mountain Range, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022


With sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet, this park offers some of the best scenic hiking trails and roads in the world.

The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a primitive footpath and equestrian trail that runs through the park.

Bring your camera because RMNP’s Animal life includes bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lions, bobcat, bear, elk, moose, and a variety of wild birds.

Another Spectacular View, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022

Hours and Contact Information


Rocky Mountain National Park

1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, CO 80517-8397
Phone: 970-586-1206
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, weather permitting.
Trail Ridge Road Information
Phone Line for the Hearing Impaired (TTY)
Campground Reservations

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