|GPS - Garden Entrance||39.7322||-104.9598||Directions|
The Denver Botanic Gardens is located at 1005 York Street.
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.
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The Butterfly Pavilion is located at 6252 West 104th Ave. Westminster, CO.
An opportunity to get great closeups of a multitude of different butterflies. Monopods only, no tripods. Arrive at opening time to avoid crowds.
|GPS - North Entrance I-70||39.6800||-105.1973||Directions|
|South Entrance I-470||39.6539||-105.1973||Directions|
Red Rocks Park is located near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.
Visit at sunrise to get great lighting on gorgeous red rock formations and the chance to sight wildlife in the area.
|GPS - Roxborough Dr.||39.4485||-105.0694||Directions|
The park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Hike the trails to capture one of the many beautiful views.
|GPS - Zoo Entrance||39.7512||-104.9488||Directions|
The zoo entrance is located on 23rd Avenue between York St. and Colorado Blvd.
Open every day of the year :
Nov 1-Feb 28 10am to 5pm and Mar 1-Oct 31 9am to 6pm
The Denver Zoo houses a large collection of animals. The trick is to create photographs that don't look as if they were taken at the zoo.
|GPS - The Zoo||38.7718||-104.8528||Directions|
Located in southwest Colorado Springs on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated just above the Broadmoor Hotel.
Located in Colorado Springs, it is less visited by people here in the Denver area, but a great location for animal photos.
|GPS - Park Entrance||38.8779||-104.8707||Directions|
The Garden of the Gods is located at 1805 N 30th Street (at Gateway Rd.) in Colorado Springs.
Garden of the Gods Park has a wealth of creative photo opportunities. You can take great photos from the Gateway or Balanced Rock parking lots or hike some of the many trails for even more possibilities.
|GPS - Toll Rd||38.8970||-104.9713||Directions Hours/Fees|
To reach the toll road, Exit I-25 at exit 141 (SH 24), going west toward the mountains, then take the Pikes Peak Toll Road exit and follow the signs to get to Pikes Peak.
With a toll road that goes to the summit at 14,110 feet, The photo opportunities are endless. Wildfowers, wildlife, and mountain vistas to name a few.
At the top, the north side of the summit offers the most dramatic views, with a sharp drop off into the aptly named Bottomless Pit. Start there, walk to the far side near the High Altitude Research Station for a look at the Continental Divide, and end at the viewing platform on the south side.