Most people love a trip to the mountains, but some people only think to do it in the winter for winter sports or the summer for summer activities. But the fall is the perfect time to go to the mountains too! There’s so much to do in the mountains in the fall and lodging and activities are often priced more affordably since it is the off-season. Here are 5 ways to enjoy fall in the mountains.
See the Colors: Going to the mountains to see the fall colors is one of the most popular things to do in the mountains in the fall. In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, locals go in droves to see the aspens change to brilliant yellow among the evergreens. And of course in Vermont and across New England, fall colors are legendary for tourists and locals alike.
Fall Camping/Backpacking: Fall is actually a great time for camping. You may be facing with cooler temperatures but you also don’t have to deal with bugs. Fall campers also don’t have to fight the crowds and have an easier time reserving camp sites in National Parks.
Hiking: What is true about seeing the colors and fall camping is also true about fall hiking. Taking a hike during the fall means you have more privacy on the trails and you can see the fall colors from amazing vantage points. Also, you don’t have to start as early in the day to beat the heat.
Hunting: Hunting may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but hunters eagerly await fall for big game hunting seasons to start. Hunting is a great way to get into the mountains, connect with nature, and hopefully get an animal to help feed your family throughout the winter.
Elk Bugling: Some mountain towns are well known for the elk populations that make their way through, especially in the fall when they are bugling. Finding a mountain town with an elk herd nearby is a great way to spend a day, listening to their majestic calls.
When it comes to spending time in the mountains, fall is just as wonderful of a time as any other. Avoid the crowds, get better prices on accommodations, and see nature in a way that not everyone does. Great deals on a mountain vacation make it even better!