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Old 12-07-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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I might be coming out to Denver to visit a buddy. Obviously it is going to be cold, but how realistic is it to expect to get some nice pictures up in the mountains? Any suggestions of where to go in the mountains other than the tourist drives? I am not looking to do any extreme overnight camping, but would really like to get some nice landscape shots of the lakes/mountain backdrops, if it doesn't require too much hiking to get to them. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Obviously it is going to be cold,
Not necessarily.

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but how realistic is it to expect to get some nice pictures up in the mountains? Any suggestions of where to go in the mountains other than the tourist drives? I am not looking to do any extreme overnight camping, but would really like to get some nice landscape shots of the lakes/mountain backdrops, if it doesn't require too much hiking to get to them. Any help would be appreciated.

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If you simply go to the mountains, it's within reasonable expectation to get nice pictures.

Every mountain drive is a tourist drive.

There's a lake in Summit County right off I-70. There's Grand Lake, and Lake Granby, both are along a US highway.

Hopefully there's enough snow on the trees to help mask what the bark beetles have done to them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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I see Mt Evans road is closed for the season, what other option would you say there is for an almost as spectacular photo ops as Mt Evans provides?

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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You have Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park but parts of that are still closed for the season. The highest you could get now is to 9,640 ft (8.3 miles from East entrance) at the Many Parks Curve point.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I see Mt Evans road is closed for the season, what other option would you say there is for an almost as spectacular photo ops as Mt Evans provides?
You can take a clear picture of it from Denver most days.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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You can take a clear picture of it from Denver most days.

A photo OF Mt Evans does not even come Close to equaling a photo FROM Mt Evans...
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Reunion, CO
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I've parked off at Loveland Pass (by the backcountry skiier warning sign) and hiked up the eastward ridge for some spectacular photos of the divide.
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