Adventure Photography Photo Tours

Pyrrhuloxia male


September 23-27, 2018


Deposit: $500

Airport: Denver, Colorado (DEN)

**See itinerary below.

Why Take This Photo Tour With Us?

* 4 days in the park—see both sides!
* Lodging near the park entrance and town—can walk to meals, gift shops, and photograph right in town.
* Both rutting elk and rutting moose will provide lots of photo action.
* Explore autumn cascades that few photographers know about.

Rocky Mountain National Park is a fantastic place to visit at any time of year, and the changing colors of autumn make it even more special. The golden leaves add an air of magic to the impressive landscape and the abundant wildlife. The highest through road in the Northern Hemisphere may still be open, providing access to a landscape normally accessible only to mountain climbers and long distance hikers. Regardless of whether you enjoy shooting scenery or wildlife, Rocky Mountain National Park should be at the top of your list of fall shooting locations.
Bobwhite male
Cardinale male bathing
In recent decades, Rocky Mountain National Park has become the place to photograph both elk and moose. Both of these magnificent species will be in preoccupied with perpetuating their species. Bull elk will be watching over harems of cow elk, and bugling their challenges to the world. Bull moose will be bellowing as they search through the autumn wood in search of receptive females. It’s an exciting time to be a photographer.
Green jay pair
Crested caracaras
Mexican groundsquirrel
Day 1: Pick up at Denver International Airport. Drive to Rocky. Lodging on the east side of the park for the first 2 nights. Instructional presentation of what we’ll be photographing. Photograph alpine scenery, golden aspen, elk. Dinner.
Day 2: Photograph early, breakfast, break in the middle of the day. Participant critique/sharing and rest/recharge time. Visit downtown Estes Park. Photograph in afternoon. Dinner after sunset.
Day 3: Photograph early, breakfast, pack up and drive over Trail Ridge Road to our next lodging in Grand Lake. Photograph along the way—marmots, pika, elk, high alpine scenery. Dinner.
Day 4: Photograph early, breakfast. More aspen, hopefully moose. Visit downtown Grand Lake. Afternoon shoot. Dinner.
Day 5: Pack up and leave early, returning over Trail Ridge Road, photographing along the way. Breakfast. Return to airport.

+ Breakfast, dinner, snacks, water, lodging, critique and instruction as needed included.