Every season in Rocky Mountain National Park is unique and beautiful, but early October is my new favorite time to visit. What makes it the best?
- We easily found a parking spot at the typically popular Bear Lake lot when we hiked to scenic Mills Lake
- The temperature was crisp, but once we started moving it was very comfortable (mid 50s)
- The colorful aspen autumn leaves are stunning!
- Elk bugling season – this is a great time of year for spotting wildlife and watching the unique rituals of men elk trying to impress the most lady elk with high-pitched bugling noises, picking fights with other males and showing off their impressive antlers. The city of Estes Park hosts Elk Fest to celebrate the season. More info…