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San Juan Mountains (CO) Autumn Color Safari          Monday, Sep 23-28    $1800  ($1440)


In past years the autumn colors couldn't have been better, or the weather milder.  Crisp mornings melted to cool days as we traveled on well maintained forest service roads off highways 145 and 550 to view awesome displays of aspen and maple colors.  I've shot Autumn in Colorado 7 years now - and it only gets better, with better locations and encounters.

Just some of the locations photographed over the 6 days will be: Maroon Bells, the Crystal Mill, Telluride area, Ouray area, Silverton area, Durango area, Mesa Verde NP, the Delores River, Red Mtn Mining District, Million Dollar Highway, and much more. Some of our best moments have been on the National Forest backroads.


A meetup location is yet to be determined. However, if you are coming from California there is a chance you can travel with me and lower your travel costs, if you book both the Colorado and Yellowstone/Grand Teton Safaris that follow it.  Also, if you intend to fly-in to the safari, I would suggest Grand Junction, CO as the arrival/departure airport, both for price and car rentals. Weather is usually cool, but can change suddenly, so I suggest typical fall high elevation clothing: gloves, knit hat, cold weather coat, thermal underwear, boots, etc.   There is an additional 10% discount off this safari if you book the Yellowstone Autumn Wildlife Safari from September 30 to October 4 as well.

Image Albums

Here are links to Image Albums and a Colorado Safari Video:  San Juan Mtn Gallery     VIDEO  

At about 9,000 feet in the San Juan's

Mesa Verde National Park

View from Highway 550

Mt. Wilson - San Juan's

View from Last Dollar Road

McClure Pass, San Juan Mtns

Mesa Verde National Park

View from Highway 550

Lime Creek Road

Wild Horse in Mesa Verde NP

Lynx mother near Telluride

Lynx mother and kitten

Buck Mule Deer in Mesa Verde

View along Highway 550

View from Forest Service Road

San Miguel Peak, San Juan Mtns

Yankee Girl Mine Ruins

Congress Mine Ruins

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