Tag Archives: Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park

The premiere attraction for photographers in the San Luis Valley is the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. It served as our base of operations as we explored the entire region. Here is a link to the portfolio containing other areas of interest in the San Luis Valley. Continue reading Great Sand Dunes National Park

Summer Landscapes Taken in the San Juan Mountains

Here are photographs of San Juan Mountain summer landscapes. In summer these Colorado mountains are full of vibrant color, moody clouds, and colorful geology.

Other photographs taken in the San Juan Mountains

Here is a list of posts containing more photographs of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado:

Portfolio of San Juan Mountain summer landscapes

Here is our collection of San Juan Mountain summer landscapes for your enjoyment.

Areas covered by these photos

We used Ridgway State Park, on the outskirts of Ridgway, as our base camp. From there, we explored the many Jeep trails in the mountains around Ridgway, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride.

Purchasing our photographs

If you would like to license out photographs or purchase a print, please contact us using the form to the right. We will do our best to meet your needs.

Wildflower Photographs from the San Juan Mountains

Wildflowers in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado are at their peak between mid-July and mid-August. You can find wildflowers in the disturbed soil near roads, in high mountain valleys, and along numerous streams and waterfalls. Below is a portfolio of photographs of San Juan Mountain wildflowers. Continue reading Wildflower Photographs from the San Juan Mountains

Photographs of San Juan Mountain Mining Ruins

Mining ruins are scattered throughout the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. You can find them along major roads like the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) and along high mountains Jeep roads. Below is a portfolio of photographs of San Juan Mountain mining ruins.

Other photographs taken in the San Juan Mountains

Here is a list of posts containing more photographs of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado:

San Juan Mountain mining ruins portfolio

Taking care as you explore

It is important to remember that mining ruins are RUINS. The buildings are falling down and the ground beneath them is riddled with mining shafts and adits. So, it is important that you take care when trying to photograph them.

Furthermore, many of these ruins are on private land where active claims are still being mined. Ask permission before exploring any private property.

Identifying the mining ruins

Identifying some of the mining ruins featured in our photographs, especially around the Yankee Girl Mine, was difficult. We did our best, but there are no guarantees that we are 100% correct.

Purchasing our photographs

You can license our photographs or purchase prints. Just use the contact form to the right and tell us what you need. We will try our best to accommodate you.