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Photo Tours

The arch without the crowds in photo

Arches and Canyonlands – Photography Workshop

Milky Way Night Sky Photo Workshop

Night Sky Photo Tour

Photo Workshop in Crested Butte

Aspen Gold – Colorado in Autumn

Alpine photography tours

Custom Built Photo Tour

Wild Horse Photography Tours Colorado

Colorado Wild Horses Photo Tour

Great Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes Photo Tour

Great Sand Dunes Photo Tour

Wildlife photo tours in the Rocky Mountains

RMNP / Mt. Evans Photo Tour

Chinns Lake, Colorado
Off Road Jeep Tour & Photo Tour


Chinns Lake is actually two lakes, an upper and lower connected by a small cascade.  The area is lush relative to the rocky peaks that surround the basin.   Hidden within the rocks is a small “city” of Yellow Bellied Marmot.  You will hear them chirping often.  Most likely you’ll see them as well as they enjoy basking in the sunlight especially atop large boulders.

When the winds are still the lake becomes a spectacular mirror of the snow capped peaks above.  


  • Chinns Lake is close to the alpine treeline and as such the road to it stays packed with snow late into the summer season.  Usually this destination is accessible from Mid/Late June until late September.
  • This location is often combined with Saint Mary’s Glacier or Kingston Peak Trail.
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