RMNP is open all year long, and you’ll need a reservation, but one of the best times to see vibrant colors is during October.
The mountain town is surrounded by so many groves of aspen trees that the town is named as such. During the fall, aspen trees turn impressive hues of gold, bronze, and yellow.
It’s known as one of America’s most scenic drives and offers breathtaking 360-degree views from all sides.
During September and October, the town really comes alive thanks to events like Elk Fest and elk rutting season. It’s known for its rugged wilderness which becomes even more evident during fall.