• Photo of park visitors enjoying sunset from the Alpine Ridge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Fall Leaves

a photo of fall leaves
Aspen leaves turn golden in the fall due to their carotene accessory pigments while Fremont geranium (Geranium caespitosum) leaves have turned red because of their anthocyanin accessory pigments.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.


  

Did You Know?

a photo of aspens glowing with autumn gold,a photo of aspens glowing with autumn gold

In 1915, Congress created Rocky Mountain, the nation's 10th national park. Congress created the National Park Service in 1916.