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Fall in Colorado

03rd - 13th Oct, 2018 - AVAILABLE

£3999.00 PP / Deposit -£400.00 PP

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The Rocky Mountains are among the most spectacular ranges on the planet. In the state of Colorado, they are rivalled only by the Canadian Rockies in terms of beauty and sheer size.  We will explore lakes, rivers and summits surrounded by one of the great colour displays in nature, aspen trees in the fall. This epic landscape is transformed as mountains glow under the changing foliage at different altitudes. The summits may well be dusted with the first snows, foretelling winter. It is no surprise that this is playground of many of the world’s greatest landscape photographers.

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  • Tour Code COL05
  • Included
    • Single accommodation
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Antony Spencer
    • Pick up from Denver International airport
  • Excluded
    • International flights
    • Meals
    • Insurance
  • Duration 7+ Night Tours
  • Exertion Strenuous
  • Tutored By
Fall in Colorado

The Rocky Mountains are among the most spectacular ranges on the planet. In the state of Colorado, they are rivalled only by the Canadian Rockies in terms of beauty and sheer size.  We will explore lakes, rivers and summits surrounded by one of the great colour displays in nature, aspen trees in the fall. This epic landscape is transformed as mountains glow under the changing foliage at different altitudes. The summits may well be dusted with the first snows, foretelling winter. It is no surprise that this is playground of many of the world’s greatest landscape photographers.

Our journey begins in the highly exclusive city of Aspen. Famed for its skiing in winter Aspen is possibly even more beautiful in fall, the Rocky Mountains may be snow capped and beneath them, stands of glowing woodland can reach as far as the eye can see. From our base in Aspen, we will explore the Snowmass region including the area around Maroon Bells and the many miles of pristine groves along Maroon Creek Road. We have several mountain passes around us on this tour and from Aspen, we will also be close to a few that are over 12,000 feet in elevation. This is a rise in elevation should ensure we can position ourselves in the midst of the fall colour. There are other locations from Aspen we may visit depending upon our timing and current fall conditions which vary year on year.

From Aspen, we travel south and west to the town of Ridgeway. Here our photographic options are absolutely tremendous. As well as iconic landscapes such as Dallas Divide and Red Mountain there are many back country roads to be driven amongst some of the most beautiful mountain peaks on earth. During these dates in the fall, the peaks are often snow covered and occasionally we may have snow lower down the mountains as well. This fusion of mountain splendour at its most colourful, along with more intimate natural phenomena in the forest, as well as old homesteads and abandoned agricultural scenes from a by-gone age provide a feast of photographic opportunities. We will travel small distances from our base in Ridgeway to ensure we experience this part of the Colorado Rockies in as much depth as we can. We will almost certainly spend some time in historic pioneering towns such as Ouray and Telluride to sample coffee and reflect on scenery so unfamiliar to our northern European eyes.

Places are limited due to 4x4 vehicles to get us into locations off the beaten track in the wild back country. 

The tour will start at Denver International airport on the morning of 3rd October where you will be met by Antony to begin your journey to Snowmass. Please arrange your own flights and hotel for the night of 2nd in Denver if needed. 

Stonebridge Inn

Staying at the Stonebridge Inn, Snowmass on 3rd and 4th October

Single occupancy room

Old Town Inn

Staying at the Old Town Inn, Crested Butte on 5th and 6th October

Single occupancy room

Ridgway Lodge and Suites

Staying at the Ridgway Lodge, Ouray on 7th, 8th and 9th October

Single occupancy room

Victorian Inn

Staying at the Victorian Inn, Telluride on 10th and 11th October

Single occupancy room

To be confirmed

Staying at Snowmass for the 12th October.

Single occupancy room

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