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Old 10-15-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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I'm looking to take some early morning or late in the day landscapes. Can anyone recommend some good locations? Running water, lakes, huge rocks, large trees would be nice but I would really like huge open areas. All ideas are appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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Garden of the Gods, Big Johnson Reservoir, Aiken Canyon, The Crags, Drake Pond......
Almost anywhere around here there are good photos to be taken. I'm not a photographer but I take point-and-shoot photos on my hikes - see http://masooma.blogspot.com/ where I post photos from my hikes for some possible location ideas. Click on 'older posts' at the bottom a page to keep going, or use the navigation options on the left side by date or topic....
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:24 AM
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Lakes - we don't have many of those.

For a huge, open area ... South Park comes to mind.

Or head up the pass and off Highway 24 into the Tarryalls. Big beautiful rocks up in Mueller - or on the "back" side of Mueller on County Rd. 1 (from Florissant).

I don't know - it doesn't take much to find photographic spots in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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Running water: The Arkansas River - try Browns Canyon between Salida and Buena Vista
Lakes: We have few natural lakes but several reservoirs - Twin Lakes is one of the prettier ones which is still easily accessible by car.
huge rocks: Garden of the Gods, on the west side of the City
large trees: Pike National Forest, just west of town
huge open areas: Hwy 24 East to the drylands prairie or Hwy 24 West toward Buena Vista. (aka South Park Basin)

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Also for open areas, you can go south toward Pueblo on I25 or north to Greenland Open Space. Or just take any backroad east until you see this...
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:45 PM
 
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Helen Hunt Falls- especially this time of year if it is open (North Cheyenne Canyon was closed for a while)

Rampart Reservoir- you'll need to pay for a day pass, although I think this is Federal land

Red Rocks Open Space

7 Bridges trail

Queen's Canyon- you'll need to make reservations with the Navigator's
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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FYI Seven Bridges is closed too, and the Navigator's hasn't let anyone into Queen's Canyon since the Waldo Canyon fire....
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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If you park At the trailhead of rainbow gulch near rampart reservoir, there is no day pass required.
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