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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

Interpretive Paint Mines, Colorado


Located in El Paso County, the Colorado Interpretive Paint Mines is a very interesting location to capture imagery. Colorful  selenite clays and jasper create a rainbow colored playground of weird exotic formations including spires, hoodoos, gullies and likely a bunch of other funny named shapes.  While the colors lend themselves to color photos, the shapes are often better represented in black and white so you may find yourself in a bit of a creative pickle.

As is usually the case best times to photograph here are sunrise and sunset, with a caveat.  Since the structures are actually located somewhat below ground level (like a miniature canyon), best light is actually about an hour after sunrise and about 1.5 hours before sunset.  If the sun drops too low you simply end up with too much shadow on everything.

This destination is well out of the way of the majority of locations listed on this site.  As such it can only be combined with “Garden of the Gods” or as a stop on the way to/from  “The Great Sand Dunes National Park“.

Difficulty: The location requires a minimal amount of hiking/walking but should be fully accessible to most people.

Images from this location