Many people travel to Colorado in the winter for a snowy vacation, but the fall season also brings plenty of fun as well! Autumn in Estes Park brings in crisp fall temperatures, vibrant colors among the leaves, and an opportunity to come together with the Rocky Mountain community.

When To Visit for Fall

Fall foliage typically blooms around late September in Estes Park. The vibrant green leaves of the aspens and pine trees evolve into eye-popping red, yellow, and gold. September and October are the peak times to enjoy the cooler temperatures before it gets too chilly outside. If you travel to Estes Park in November, there’s a good chance you’ll see snow start to fall!

A Guide to Fall Weather

As fall rolls out in Estes Park, the temperature drops to a chillier climate. Temperatures range from 56-68 degrees, so make sure to wear warm and cozy attire during your fall getaway! September and October are the clearest months throughout the year, giving you sunny days while exploring. Rain isn’t common in the fall but can be more likely as clouds of snow come into the mountains.

 Fall in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park holds the key to seeing all the fall beauty in Estes Park. Hike through scenic sights on the Sprague Lake Trail and see a nice collection of aspen groves and an alpine lake with the mountains beautifully in the distance. Gem Lake Trail is a longer hike with a view of Longs Peak and more aspen groves adorned in fall colors.

 Elk Rutting Season

Fall is prime time to see elk scurry about in Estes Park! Elk rut means it’s time for their mating season and lasts from mid-September through mid-October. They make their way down from the mountains to find their mate and you’ll likely spot them relaxing right outside your cabin or cottage!

Stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts

Located in the town of Estes Park and just minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Resorts is the ideal choice for lodging in the area. We offer a variety of accommodations ranging from cozy cabins and cottages to large and spacious vacation homes. Guests enjoy the nightlife of downtown Estes Park and are less than a 10-minute drive from all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. You truly have the best access to must-do Estes Park activities with a stay at Rocky Mountain Resorts!