The trip to Aspen has become an autumn ritual for me, and lining up along the east shore of Maroon Lake at sunrise is part […]
A slope of aspen trees in autumn in the Maroon Bells Wilderness of central Colorado.
Autumn at Independence Pass
Photographed on the west side of Independence Pass along route 82 in the central mountains of Colorado.
Sunrise at Boulder Lake
I backpacked in Saturday along the Gore Range Trail in the Eagles Nest Wilderness and then turned west and hiked up to Boulder Lake. My […]
Bighorn Sheep Crossing Fall River Road
A park ranger stops traffic while Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep cross Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are four herds of bighorns […]
North Clear Creek Falls
North Clear Creek Falls is a large waterfall (about 100 feet / 30 meters tall) in the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The falls […]
Dream Lake is one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s most visited alpine lakes. It can be reached after a mile hike (about 400 ft of […]
Spring at Chaos Canyon
With snowfall totals being above average for the winter, four feet of the stuff still covers the ground in mid May in the vicinity of […]
Longs Peak from Bear Lake
Longs Peak (14,259ft / 4,346m) towers over frozen Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park after a May snowstorm. If you happen across a Colorado […]
Camping at Long Lake
The lakes in the Brainard Lake area of the Indian Peaks Wilderness near Boulder are exactly where they should be in their freeze/thaw cycle for […]
First Snow on Third Flatiron
The barrier between rain and snow sits at the bottom of Boulder’s iconic Third Flatiron as viewed from Chautauqua Park on an October morning. Taken […]
A close-up of aspen trunks during autumn.
Crystal Mill in Autumn
The town of Crystal, Colorado is hard to reach. The only road to the (very) small town is a high clearance 4×4 route that takes […]
Lake Irwin Sunrise
A fresh coat of snow covers the shores of Lake Irwin during autumn in the Raggeds Wilderness Area of Colorado. Ruby Peak and Mount Owen […]
Kebler Pass Sunset
Sunset in late September as seen from the Kebler Pass Road near Crested Butte.
Aspen in Snow
The first snow of the season fell of Crested Butte last night. The aspen trees along Kebler Pass are a bit behind schedule and many […]
East Beckwith Mountain
An autumn view of East Beckwith Mountain in the West Elk Wilderness of Colorado. This photo was taken from the Kebler Pass road, roughly 10 […]
Raggeds Wilderness First Snow
Taken at dawn in late September from the southern shore of Lake Irwin at the boundary of the Raggeds Wilderness near Crested Butte, Colorado.
Aspen at Maroon Creek
Taken during a hike along Maroon Creek during autumn near Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen at Kebler Pass
Driving west from Crested Butte along Kebler Pass, one passes through the largest stand of aspen trees in Colorado. Some consider this stand of aspen […]
Aspen at Independence Pass
This week has been one of the most stressful since I’ve lived in Colorado, and I’ve been on the fortunate side of everything. Towns along […]
Hikers/climbers on a protectionless section of the Telluride Krogerata.
Telluride Krogerata – The Wall
Jason Hill climbing on the Telluride Via ferrata, also known as the Krogerata (after Charles Kroger, who built it).
San Juan Spring
Spring in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado as seen from above the Silver Jack Reservoir.
Crater Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness of Colorado
Lone Eagle Peak
Lone Eagle Peak as seen from a small pond between Mirror and Crater Lakes in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.
Morning at Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area of Colorado.
Alpenglow on Lone Eagle Peak from Mirror Lake
Lone Eagle Peak is seen under evening alpenglow from the shore of Mirror Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area of Colorado.
Gourd Lake Sunrise
This view of Gourd Lake (much like one of the other photos from years ago on SilentLandscapes) is seen from the west side of Gourd […]
Reflection in Gourd Lake
Sometimes the sunrises/sunsets in Colorado are so still that you can’t tell the difference between a real view and that view’s reflection in a lake.
Morning at Gourd Lake
Gourd Lake is a remote lake near treeline on the west side of the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area in Colorado. This photograph was taken from […]
Photographing in Eagle’s Nest
Joshua Hill (one of the photographers for this site) and his dog Porter stand above Cat Lake in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area of Colorado.
Upper Cataract Lake Panorama
Upper Cataract Lake is located in the northern portion of the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area. We backpacked in 5.5 miles and 2,200 feet up from […]
Alpenglow at Upper Cataract Lake
The alpenglow on the mountains only lasted a minute. I was the only one up at 6:00 AM, standing at the shores of the lake, […]
Star Dune and Crestones
Star Dune, the tallest sand dune in North America at roughly 750 feet, is shown in this photo and is dwarfed by several peaks in […]
View from High Dune
High Dune has a summit higher than any other sand dune in North America, at an elevation of 8,691 feet above sea level. The hike […]
Eagle’s Nest Wilderness
Taken at sunrise on the shores of Gore Lake in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area in Colorado.
Morning at Gore Lake
Gore Lake is in the heart of the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness Area in Colorado, precisely bisecting a straight line drawn between the towns of Silverthorne […]
Red Rock Lake Sunset
I had a specific goal in mind when I went to the Indian Peaks today: Photograph the sunset while looking west. I would normally photograph […]
We had an nice hike to Lake Agnes in early May. The road to the Crags Campground was closed, so we hiked from Highway 14 […]