Each year at the beginning of autumn, jackalope from all around the North American continent gather to migrate South for the winter. Beginning in Douglas, Wyoming on the day of the autumnal equinox, what seems like tens of thousands of these predatory hares embarks on a month-long trek. The end point is not known to be definite, but the largest recorded number of jackalope whom survived their journey were found in Estes Park, Colorado near Longs Peak. Another dense colony of jackalope was sighted near Aspen. Biologists and hare experts from the University of Denver speculate that the reason these jackalope settle in snowy, alpine environments like Estes Park and Aspen has to do with the design of their rear paws. Jackalope are able to essentially “ski” back down the mountain near the end of winter, with just enough time to prepare for their spring migration back to their home environments including (but not limited to) Southern Canada, Montana, Wyoming, and parts of the Pacific Northwest.

As rare as it may be in nature, the primary intention of the migration is simply to escape responsibilities briefly. Observers have noticed that during the migration, the jackalope tend to leave behind the laborious tasks that come with previously evading humans for decades. For homes that happen to fall within their migratory path, it is not uncommon to find a family of jackalope inhabiting a backyard. Observers also mention that this behavior marks the jackalope as one of only a few species on the planet to “vacation” per se; the other being the homo sapien.