Dates: September 30th - October 9th 2022
Location: Colorado, US
Available seats: 7/8
Difficulty level: Medium
Price: 4490 EURO
Registration deposit: 600 EURO (full payment required 90 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Denver International Airport, September 30th 2022
Departure: Denver International Airport, October 9th 2022
Included: Transportation, single occupancy accommodation and tuition from Antony & Arild
Not included: Insurance, meals and drinks, travel to and from Denver Airport
Colorado Fall Colour Workshop 2021
Join Arild Heitmann and Antony Spencer on a tour exploring the very best of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in peak season for Autumn colours.
The Colorado Rocky Mountains are as spectacular as any mountain scenery in North America. Coupled with Aspens in full autumn glory the possibilities are truly endless.
Over the ten days of our tour we will explore so much of this region and will use three areas as our base whilst we do so.
Beginning in the Aspen area there are too many locations we can visit to list. Maroon Bells is the most iconic but there is so much more in this small area of Colorado. We will be exploring groves of trees around Independence Pass, Maroon Creek and Castle Creek road. All of these will give us opportunities to photograph Aspens but also the bigger surrounding landscapes and mountains as well. This scenery can be photographed over beautiful alpine lakes with reflections of mountains and fall colours. With any luck the mountains will be white from the first snow of the season.
Leaving Aspen we will spend a day heading over Mcclure Pass as we make our way towards our second accommodation in the Crested Butte region. From Crested Butte we will spend a couple of days of further exploration, concentrating mostly on the Kebbler Pass area. Kebbler pass is a high altitude gravel mountain pass around 35 miles long. The entire road offers epic views over incredible landscapes. From working on smaller intimate landscapes to some truly I pressive large views this road has it all.
Our final destination for the tour will be the San Juan Mountains from Telluride through to Ouray and Ridgeway. Once again there are just too many locations to list. We will explore Last Dollar road, Owl Creek Pass, Dallas Divide and many other County Roads into hidden locations away from anyone else.
The whole of this tour offers us variations in terms of altitude so it should always be possible to get up or down into the very best fall colours we can find. It is highly likely we will get snow at times which always offers a nice contrast to the varying shades of autumn.
Photography will be the priority of the entire trip. We will aim to get back and eat in restaurants whenever possible. Some of these locations will be relatively remote and will mean it won’t be possible to get back to a restaurant in time before they close for the evening.
There will be some walking at altitude so each participant will need to be relatively fit although this will not be an overly strenuous tour. Full tour notes will be issued to each participant a couple of months before the tour commences.
GUIDED BY ARILD HEITMANN & ANTONY SPENCER