Rocky Mountain Gold
Monday 30th September – Thursday 17th October 2019
Tour Cost £2,750 (Plus flights)

We begin our tour in Denver and drive north past the famous Wild West town of Laramie to Lander, situated close to the famous Oregon Trail. From here we head through the Wind River Wilderness to Yellowstone. This giant park is rightly regarded as the finest of the National Parks found in the United States. It contains more than 10,000 hydrothermal features, many of which are easily accessible to photographers. This coupled with the abundance of wildlife; rugged mountain scenery and a variable weather pattern make every visit to the park different.

Here at Photoventures we have been visiting the park for more than fifteen years and have made many visits during this time. This experience puts us in an excellent position to offer our customers the best advice on where and when to photograph in this magnificent location. We know how to maximise your visit to enable you to see all the best locations at the best times for photography. This has been instrumental in discovering some iconic locations that our customers want to visit. Our time in Yellowstone will be used to maximise your photography and if the weather conditions are right we will make early morning starts to the finest dawn locations. We will of course also be taking you to some of the locations that we have put on the photographic map, such as Tangled Creek. Bathed in autumn light with the changing colours, this is Yellowstone is at its finest. With the weather often getting down to between minus 10-20ºC at this time of year, Yellowstone also offers magical conditions.

The tour will be centred around your visit to Yellowstone but will include many great photographic locations. From Yellowstone, we head south to visit the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Our visit will include time spent exploring the park at sites such as Oxbow Bend, String and Jenny Lakes. We will of course have dawn shoots at the Moulton Barn and evening at Schwabachers Landing as well as exploring many other locations in the area.

From here our tour takes us south into the heart of the Rocky Mountains through Flaming Gorge and Littler Colorado River National Parks. The area around the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Telluride and Ouray offer some spectacular landscapes that come alive with the golden aspens and the mountain views such as that from the Dallas Divide. Heading south from Silverton along the Million Dollar Highway you will witness swathes of aspen covered mountainsides as far as the eye can see making for superb photography. The added attraction in Durango is the Durango and Silverton Mountain Railroad and hopefully we can capture shots of the old steam locomotives. From Durango, we head to Chama giving you another opportunity to capture images of the nostalgic steam railroad at the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad as it climbs through the autumnal Colorado landscape to Antonito. From here we visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park to capture these massive Dunes in the evening light. Our tour ends with a return to Denver; however, we have one more highlight for you to photograph, the USAF Chapel at Colorado Springs. This magnificent, modern stainless steel and glass chapel offers fabulous photography both externally and internally. Its unique design of ribbed steel interspersed with modern stained glass makes it like no other and as such it is a must to photograph.

The Rocky Mountain Gold tour offers an extensive range of photography in some of the finest locations to be found anywhere. No visit to these areas will ever disappoint and this tour will leave you with many photographs of memories from an area that is one of the most sought after of locations to visit in the autumn.

Detailed Itinerary