The end of October in Estes Park not only means the end of fall but also the end of the sacred and celebrated elk rut. During this time, we heard captivating bugles, watched (from a safe distance) the bulls compete for their harems and celebrated these magestic beasts at the annual Estes Park Elk Fest.

Elk 4

(September 2023 Elk Rut- John Berry for Visit Estes Park)


Year after year, you all have helped us capture this season beautifully. Here are just a few highlights.



It wouldn't be rut season without the Estes Park Elk Fest. Here's a few captures of some of the fun we have had over the past few years!

Elk Fest 2023

(Estes Park Elk Fest 2023-John Berry for Visit Estes Park)




And of course... we can't write about fall without gushing over the colors! 


Fall leaves

(Fall leaves-John Berry for Visit Estes Park)



That's a wrap on fall! Up next: Estes Park gradually turns into a winter wonderland. Tag @visitestespark in your photos so we can reminisce about fall and get giddy for winter.