Plan Your Fall Trip to Rocky

A grove of aspen trees are seen in fall, their leaves have fallen in preparation for winter.


Fall is a wonderful time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a time of seasonal change in the Rockies. Days become shorter, aspen leaves begin to fall, and the air is crisp and cool. At the park's higher elevations, snowstorms mark the seasonal closure of Trail Ridge Road to thru travel.

Winter is just around the corner in the Rocky Mountains.

Stormy clouds gather over the rocky mountains
What's the Weather Like?

Stormy clouds gather over the rocky mountains

Fall along the Bear Lake Road. Aspen have golden leaves and snow is on the mountain tops.
Explore the Bear Lake Road Corridor

View of Bear Lake Road in Fall

A hiking trail in RMNP is icy and covered in recent snow.
Going Hiking? Be Prepared for Snow & Ice

Learn about recent trail conditions

A coyote is laying in a bank of snow
Are You Wild About Wildlife?

Many animals live in Rocky year-round. Learn about the park's amazing wildllife.

Last updated: November 7, 2023

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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