Five Star Photos

Pikes Peak from the Rampart Range Road

Front Range > Denver Metro

  • Botanic Gardens
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Denver Zoo
  • Chatfield SP
  • Red Rocks Park
  • Roxborough SP

Denver Botanic Gardens

Trumpet Flower at the Denver Botanic Garden, CO

How to get there:

The Denver Botanic Gardens is located at 1005 York Street.

  • GPS
  • Garden Entrance
  • 39.7322
  • -104.9598
  • Directions

Photo Ops:Flowersbutterflies

Wonderful opportunities for flower and butterfly photos. The displays change throughout the seasons as different flowers come into bloom, so it is deserving of several visits throughout the year.

Front Range > Colorado Springs

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Cheyenne Mtn Zoo
  • Pikes Peak
  • Helen Hunt Falls

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Lynx at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

How to get there:

Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above the Broadmoor Hotel. 

Photo Ops: Zoo Animals

Located in Colorado Springs, it is less visited by people here in the Denver area, but a great location for animal photos.

Front Range > Foothills and a Bit Beyond

  • Overview
  • Eldorado Canyon SP
  • Golden Gate Canyon SP
  • White Ranch Park
  • Mt Herman
  • Rampart Range Rd

Indian Paintbrush along the trail at White Ranch Park, Colorado.Indian Paintbrush - White Ranch Park

Highlights:

  • WildlifeWhite Ranch Park - Golden Gate Canyon SP
  • FlowersWhite Ranch Park - Golden Gate Canyon SP
  • Scenic vistasBalanced Rock, Mt Herman Rd - Panorama Point, Golden Gate Canyon SP - Pikes Peak, Rampart Range Rd
  • rock climbingEldorado Canyon State Park

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Cliffs at Eldorado Canyon State Park

How to get there:

Eldorado Canyon is located about 5 miles southwest of Boulder.

In General:Fishing AvailableHikingPets on leash allowedPicnic Arearock climbing

Daily Vehicle Pass - $8.
The park is closed to the public from sunset to sunrise.

On weekends and holidays from May through September, the entire park often reaches full vehicle capacity and additional vehicles are only allowed entrance periodically, as space becomes available.

Photo Ops:Vistasrock climbingwildflowersWildlife

Located just outside of Boulder, rock climbers from around the world come to assail the steep canyon walls with the scenic South Boulder Creek at their base. Mule deer, elk, black bear, bobcat, red fox, coyote and mountain lion inhabit the foothills in and around Eldorado Canyon. Large populations of bats breed in the caves in the Inner Canyon.  Try some of the trails. Get some photos of the climbers.

Front Range > Peak to Peak Scenic BywayColorado Scenic BywayNational Forest Byway

  • Overview
  • Rollins Pass/Moffat Tunnel
  • Boulder Falls
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • RMNP-Wild BasinNational Park

Blue Columbine Bud - Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass, CO.Columbine - Yankee Doodle Lake, Rollins Pass

Highlights:

  • FlowersMoffat Tunnel-Rollins Pass Rd - Indian Peaks Wilderness - Wild Basin
  • Scenic vistasPawnee Pass, Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • WaterfallsWild Basin - Boulder Falls

Ouzel Falls in Wild Basin, RMNP,COOuzel Falls - Wild Basin

See RMNP > Wild Basin for details
Highlights:

  • Three waterfalls and Calypso orchids along the Ouzel Falls trail. 46.5 miles north of Black Hawk, 2.6 miles west.
  • The Peacock Pool and the beautiful cirque of Chasm Lake on Longs Peak. 50.3 miles north of Black Hawk, 1 mile west.
  • Vistas of Longs Peak and much of the front range from the Twin Sisters trail. 52.5 miles north of Black Hawk, just east of the highway.