A Dallas Divide Sunrise – Fall Foliage

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A Dallas Divide Sunrise San Juan Mountains, Colorado Dallas Divide Sunrise – The Dallas Divide is a high mountain pass along CO Route 62 with unsurpassed views of the Sneffels Range in the San Juan Mountains. It’s another one of those locations that is seen time and time again throughout various photography publications and is constantly praised […]

The San Juan Skyway & the Million Dollar Highway

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The San Juan Skyway & the Million Dollar Highway San Juan Mountains, Colorado The San Juan Skyway traverses the heart of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado forming a 232 mile (373 km) loop designated as an All-American Road, a National Forest Scenic Byway, a Colorado Scenic & Historical Byway, and a route that […]

San Juan Skyway Fall Colors

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The San Juan Skyway Fall Colors San Juan Mountains, Colorado Having no solid evidence to back this up, I can confidently say that photographs of the San Juan Skyway fall colors are some of the most iconic and coveted images throughout the photography world. People who see pictures immediately add it to their bucket lists and photographers flock […]

Backpacking Blue Lakes

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Backpacking Blue Lakes, Colorado The forecast was 10% chance of rain all weekend, but with the way this summer has been, we should have known better; It was naturally pouring when we woke up at the Blue Lakes trailhead outside of Ridgeway [Colorado] one Friday morning. We kept repeating to ourselves, “10%. It’ll burn off…” Instead, it only […]

Ophir Pass

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Ophir Pass The San Juan Mountains, Colorado I had poured over a topo map and picked out Ophir Pass to shoot sunrise. As we headed back South on 550 towards Silverton in the dark, I was just hoping it was an easy trail. It was still pitch-black out as we topped out at nearly 12,000 feet. I set […]

Red Mountain Pass

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Red Mountain Pass The San Juan Mountains, Colorado Red Mountain Pass was another trail the jeep shop had told us about. We were already heading back to Ouray along the Million Dollar Highway and since the trail looked short and we were feeling cocky in my brand-new jeep, we figured ‘why not?’ Paralleling Route 550 old mining ruins […]

The Ghost Town of Animas Forks

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The Ghost Town of Animas Forks The San Juan Mountains, Colorado California Gulch lets out at the small ghost town of Animas Forks at 11,200′. The town’s first cabin was built in 1873 and by 1883, it was a community of 450 people, who spent each winter in the warmer town of Silverton, 12 miles […]

California Gulch

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California Gulch The San Juan Mountains, Colorado Instead of heading back to Silverton past the ski area, from the top of Corkscrew we continued to head up and over Hurricane Pass. Hurricane Pass short trail, but it connected Corkscrew Gulch with California Gulch, dropping down to beautiful Lake Como. Some light snow on the switchbacks coming […]

Corkscrew Gulch & Hurricane Pass

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Corkscrew Gulch & Hurricane Pass The San Juan Mountains, Colorado After inhaling some breakfast burritos, we set out to drive the Million Dollar Highway (Route 550) that connects Ouray and Durango. The highway was originally built in 1883 as a simple toll way between Ouray and the now abandoned town of Ironton before eventually being […]

Sunrise at the Dallas Divide

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Sunrise at the Dallas Divide Ridgeway, Colorado It seems that every photographer seems to have a picture of the Sneffels Range shot from the Dallas Divide, primarily during the fall and after a storm. It’s be done time and time again. So even though it wasn’t going to be creative or original, it was still something I […]

More than a Million Dollar Highway

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More than a Million Dollar Highway The San Juan Mountains, Colorado The Million Dollar Highway (Route 550) that connects Ouray, Silverton and Durango in the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. The highway was originally built in 1883 as a simple toll way between Ouray and the now abandoned town of Ironton before eventually being […]

 
 
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