Monday 30th September – Thursday 17th October 2019
Tour Cost £2,750 (Plus flights)
There is no doubt that a visit to Yellowstone and
the Rocky Mountains in the autumn is an outstanding experience for
any photographer with a love of the natural world. Yellowstone National
Park with its thermal features, wildlife, rivers and mountain scenery
is an amazing photographic location in the golden colours of the
fall. Couple this with the golden aspen covered hillsides of the
Rocky Mountains and such great locations as Grand Teton and Great
Sand Dunes National Parks makes our Rocky Mountain Gold tour one
not to miss.
We begin our tour in Denver and drive north past the famous Wild
West town of Laramie to Lander, situated close to the famous Oregon
Trail. From here we head through the Wind River Wilderness to Yellowstone.
This giant park is rightly regarded as the finest of the National
Parks found in the United States. It contains more than 10,000 hydrothermal
features, many of which are easily accessible to photographers.
This coupled with the abundance of wildlife; rugged mountain scenery
and a variable weather pattern make every visit to the park different.
Here at Photoventures we have been visiting the park for more than
fifteen years and have made many visits during this time. This experience
puts us in an excellent position to offer our customers the best
advice on where and when to photograph in this magnificent location.
We know how to maximise your visit to enable you to see all the
best locations at the best times for photography. This has been
instrumental in discovering some iconic locations that our customers
want to visit. Our time in Yellowstone will be used to maximise
your photography and if the weather conditions are right we will
make early morning starts to the finest dawn locations. We will
of course also be taking you to some of the locations that we have
put on the photographic map, such as Tangled Creek. Bathed in autumn
light with the changing colours, this is Yellowstone is at its finest.
With the weather often getting down to between minus 10-20ºC
at this time of year, Yellowstone also offers magical conditions.
The tour will be centred around your visit to Yellowstone but will
include many great photographic locations. From Yellowstone, we
head south to visit the breathtaking Grand Teton National Park.
Our visit will include time spent exploring the park at sites such
as Oxbow Bend, String and Jenny Lakes. We will of course have dawn
shoots at the Moulton Barn and evening at Schwabachers Landing as
well as exploring many other locations in the area.
From here our tour takes us south into the heart of the Rocky Mountains
through Flaming Gorge and Littler Colorado River National Parks.
The area around the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Telluride and
Ouray offer some spectacular landscapes that come alive with the
golden aspens and the mountain views such as that from the Dallas
Divide. Heading south from Silverton along the Million Dollar Highway
you will witness swathes of aspen covered mountainsides as far as
the eye can see making for superb photography. The added attraction
in Durango is the Durango and Silverton Mountain Railroad and hopefully
we can capture shots of the old steam locomotives. From Durango,
we head to Chama giving you another opportunity to capture images
of the nostalgic steam railroad at the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad
as it climbs through the autumnal Colorado landscape to Antonito.
From here we visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park to capture
these massive Dunes in the evening light. Our tour ends with a return
to Denver; however, we have one more highlight for you to photograph,
the USAF Chapel at Colorado Springs. This magnificent, modern stainless
steel and glass chapel offers fabulous photography both externally
and internally. Its unique design of ribbed steel interspersed with
modern stained glass makes it like no other and as such it is a
must to photograph.
The Rocky Mountain Gold tour offers an extensive range of photography
in some of the finest locations to be found anywhere. No visit to
these areas will ever disappoint and this tour will leave you with
many photographs of memories from an area that is one of the most
sought after of locations to visit in the autumn.