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1 Day
Availability : Sept-Oct
$399/day: 1 p
$499/day: 2-4 ppl
Min Age : 12+ with parent.
Max People : 4

Fall Colors



he Colorado Rocky Mountains are home to millions of acres of Aspen trees.  Come Fall, those Aspens leaves explode into amazing expanses of fluorescent yellows, fiery reds and brilliant oranges. With their unique pole straight white bark contrasting against the colored leaves, the Aspen trees of Colorado rank as one of the most beautiful Fall photographic destinations.

Beyond the Aspen’s salute to color, you also are treated to newly snow capped mountain peaks making the perfect background for your photographs.  Crisp, clean, cloudless skies dominate the Fall season (actually it dominates all our seasons here) causing the leaves to glow with a nearly unnatural iridescence.

The extreme variations in altitude here in the Rocky Mountains allow us to “chase” the colors down the mountains. The leaves in the High Country will begin their transformation as early as mid-September, while the front range trees can sometimes hold out until late October.  Even so, the best photography opportunities at the prime locations are limited to a relatively short period, so make your reservations well in advance.

Single day tours will take place in the Central Rockies between Denver, Vail, Aspen and surrounding areas.  Multi-day tours can be custom planned and can be routed to other areas of the state (In particular the San Juan Range which has some of the most spectacular Fall colors).

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Private Tours
We only offer private custom tours.
  • No group tours with us.We do not offer group tours. Your tour with Big Sun Photography is private for individuals or small private groups (up to 4 persons).
  • Customized for you.Even our "day trip" tours are customized for your physical needs and particular interests.
  • Flexible start and stop times.Morning, noon and night. Your tour is scheduled for the times you need. If you do not have a schedule to keep, then your guide will advise you on the best times for the destinations you have booked.
Single Day or Multi-Day
Spend as long as you like exploring and photographing.
  • Single Day ToursThis tour is suitable for a single day tour.
  • Multi-day ToursThis tour is also suitable for multi-day tours and can be combined with many of our other options.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Pickup from: Your Hotel 
(Meet in Golden, CO for up to 1hr. extra time at the destinations).

Drop-off: Same location.

Pickup and Drop-off Times

Pickup and Drop-off times vary depending on the client’s scheduling needs and the destination.  This will be decided during the booking process with the help of your guide.

Price Includes

  • Professional Photography InstructionFrom a professional photographer and experienced instructor.
  • Transportation Jeep Wrangler Rubicon off-road vehicle.
  • Entrance FeesAll entrance fees are included.

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses.
  • Meals

Activity Requirements

  • Little to no walking
  • Moderate walkingUp to 1 mile on relatively flat ground.
  • Easy hikingShort distances ( < 1/4 mile) with moderate to steep grade.
  • Moderate hikingUp to 1 mile with moderate to steep grade.
  • Difficult hiking1+ miles of steep grade.


  • Photography training notes (if requested).
  • Photos of participants during the tour (candids).
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