Head to Mueller State Park To Hear Bugling Elk
If you want to capture one of the great wonders of Colorado wildlife, just head to Mueller State Park.
The fall colors may or may not be a little disappointing this year, but Mueller State Park is a great option to see some changing leaves and experience some Colorado wildlife.
If you want to see wildlife in action, the park is offering a number of guided hikes in October for people who love to hike and experience nature.
A couple of the hikes are expressly for experiencing bugling elk. October 5 and 11 the park hosts Bugling Elk Hikes at 5:00pm. This is described as a strenuous 3-mile hike that returns after dark so hikers must be over the age of 10. It's the time of the year when bull elk are bugling up a storm and looking for and competing for females. It's pretty cool to see and hear.
There is also a 2-mile day-hike available through Elk Meadow that isn't age-restricted. It has some great views and "hopefully" lots of elk.
Mueller State Park is about 45 minutes from Colorado Springs on the west side of Pike's Peak. Grab a motel or just camp inside the park. The hikes are free but you'll need a daily pass or an annual pass to get into the park.