The splendor of Mother Nature is on display during a Jackson Hole Fall in the amazing, vibrant colors of the foliage. The cooler evenings start signaling to the trees and shrubs that fall has arrived. Around mid-September, we start seeing a kiss of orange, red and yellow leaves amongst the blanket of green foliage. Just behind the Inn on the Creek, across Flat Creek up on Saddle Butte lies a beautiful mountain maple that turns a vibrant red each year. We refer to this maple as the ‘indicator bush’, since it seems to change to its fiery color before the rest of the valley.
Taking a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest offers amazing mountain views with vibrant autumn leaves. The Jackson Hole area is most known for the yellow and gold leaves of the aspen and cottonwood trees.
The maples will bring some of the vibrant orange and red colors to the landscape. We savor the explosion of color before snow brings a blanket of white to the valley. As the days start growing shorter, the production of chlorophyll (green pigment producer) starts to decline. The other pigments in the leaves start to shine through and give the vibrant fall colors. For more information on the science behind the fall leaf color change, check out this article from the National Forests website.
Depending on the weather, we can experience the beauty of the autumn leaves through the middle of October. This is a wonderful time to visit the area and experience a Jackson Hole Fall. With rates starting at $189, Inn on the Creek is the place to stay. Start your day off with a full, delicious breakfast before hitting the trail for leaf peeping. Call us at 1-800-669-9534 or visit our website to book today!