Colorado Wildflowers Tour

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1+ Days
Availability : June - Aug
Includes up to 4 people

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With its rugged terrain, unique alpine environments, and diverse ecosystems, there is no better place than Colorado for those who have a passion for wild flower photography. Our private, customized tours allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of the mountains, where you’ll be mesmerized by a kaleidoscope of vibrant blooms that contrast perfectly with the majestic peaks in the background.

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Wildflowers – Engineer Pass, Colorado San Juan Mountains.


The San Juan Mountains in Colorado are widely regarded as the premier destination for wild flower photography in the state. As such most of our tour options take place here. This range is famous for its diverse and abundant wildflowers, including Indian paintbrush, lupine, columbine, and more. The flowers are a striking contrast against the rugged terrain of the mountains, creating a unique and visually captivating landscape. The San Juan Mountains’ remote location adds to the sense of adventure and exclusivity, making it an attractive destination for flower photography enthusiasts looking to capture the natural beauty of Colorado’s wildflowers.

Time of Year

June to August is the prime time for flower photography in the San Juan Mountains. During this period, the alpine environment is abundant with wildflowers in full bloom, creating a stunningly colorful landscape. The mild weather conditions during this time also provide comfortable temperatures and longer daylight hours, allowing for more opportunities to capture the perfect shot.

Macro & Close-up Photography

Given the small size of the alpine flower blooms, we tend to focus significant time on close-up and macro photography techniques. This approach allows photographers to capture the intricate details of the wildflowers up close, highlighting the delicate petals, intricate patterns, and vibrant colors that might otherwise be missed. Your guide will offer expert guidance on camera settings, composition, and other technical aspects of macro photography. With his help, you’ll have the opportunity to create stunning images that showcase the unique beauty of the San Juan Mountains’ wildflowers.

Jeep Trails and Unique Locations

Getting to these high altitude locations requires a bit of adventure. The tour uses backcountry jeep trails to reach some of the most unique and remote locations in the San Juan mountains. These trails take you off the beaten path and into areas that few visitors ever get to see. You’ll cross streams and climb steep grades, and eventually find yourself surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. Your tour guide is an experienced back country driver ensuring that you’ll have a safe yet adventurous journey.

If you’re looking to capture the natural beauty of Colorado in all its glory, a wildflower photography tour is the perfect way to do it. With customized, private tours that take you into the heart of the Rocky and San Juan Mountains, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the most stunning alpine environments in the world. Whether you’re an experienced photographer or just starting out, the tour guides will help you to capture images that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. Visit this website to learn more about Colorado’s Wildflowers.

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