This beautiful area of the Rocky Mountains provides a perfect venue to capture natural scenic views worthy of being framed on your walls. Tours to the Indian Peaks Wilderness are usually held in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area, with multiple trail heads leading us to spectacular alpine lakes. Arriving early in the morning allows us to capture dawn’s light beaming off the mountain peaks and reflecting off mirrored lakes. When the light and wind combine just right these lake reflection photographs are some of the best in Colorado.
The Indian Peaks Wilderness area has a lot more to offer our cameras than just big beautiful landscape images. In the spring through summer the moist areas surrounding the lakes explode in color as countless varieties of wildflowers carpet the valley. The high altitude of the area keeps temperatures cool which allows the flowers to persist late into the summer well past what you get at lower elevations.
Wildlife also abounds in the area. Birds, deer, elk, moose and even cougars (mountain lions) can be found and photographed. Of course there is never a guarantee when it comes to wildlife, but our odds are better here than in most places.