Mount Kingston Peak trail begins only 1 hour outside of Denver, yet takes us far into Rocky Mountain alpine tundra. It’s a great adventure and full of beautiful photographic opportunities.
In mid-late summer the tundra fills with alpine flowers allowing us to work on floral closeup and macro images.
If you have the motivation to wake up early (really early) we can reach the top of the trail in time for sunrise breaking over the Eastern plains for a truly perfect morning light.
Willing to hike? About 1/3 the way (North to South) you’ll find a monster of a view along with the James Peak Trailhead. A fun hike down this steep trail brings you to multiple lakes, streams and waterfalls. It’s very lush here as it continues to be nourished by melting snows throughout the summer. An amazing oasis in what is usually a dry tundra landscape. Wildflowers are many and so too is the wildlife (marmot, pika, birds and more). Be aware, while this is not a long trail, the altitude, steepness and rocky terrain makes this unsuitable for those not in good shape.