Wednesday, September 25, 2013

RMNA Elk Expeditions are back on schedule

Due to the recent flooding in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association was forced to cancel the first few Elk Expedition tours.

The good news is that these tours will be starting up again this Saturday, September 28th (there's still room available), and will now be running every Thursday through Saturday until October 19th.

The annual elk rut is one of the premier attractions for Rocky Mountain National Park. The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior which includes bugling, posturing, and herding.

RMNA Elk Expedition tours begin from the Fall River Visitor Center, located at 3450 Fall River Road just outside the north entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, and run from 5:00 PM until dusk (around 7:00 - 7:30 PM)

This widely attended and extraordinary event is available for viewing from the comfort of a 14-passenger mini-bus, or 12 passenger van, and is staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions pertaining to elk. The tour will include stops along the road for viewing wildlife. Participants will also have the opportunity to get out and take pictures, however, no significant walking is required. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls, and fur will also be available for participants to see and touch.

For more information on the tours, please click here.

Despite many of the images seen on TV and social media, many businesses in the Estes Park area are already up and running. Road access is also improving.


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