Post # 1
My fiance and I are taking pictures on Saturday- she hasn’t really given us many options for a place other than anywhere special to us- we don’t really have anywhere special yet. Where can I get some remote snowcap views that is about a 30 -45 min drive outside?
Looking at some pictures of Red Rocks, I am not a fan and want more scerenery.
Post # 3
maybe up near boettcher mansion?
Post # 4
Lair O’ The Bear between Morrison and Evergreen is perfect for pictures!
From the website… “The parking area is approximately four miles west of Morrison along the south side of State Highway 74.”
If you drive up Berthoud Pass, there are plenty of “pull offs” where you can take pictures.
Post # 5
@rosegoldwedding: For 30-45 min drive for views of snowcapped peaks… go towards Boulder and Estes Park. There are some nice open spaces with mountain views.
And btw, Red Rocks Park is LOVELY – pictures don’t do it justice.
As @MrsBonJovi: said, Berthoud Pass is a good option. But keep in mind you might be dealing with skier traffic that day.
EDIT: Removed the Brainard Lake link. Looks like they close the area before winter hits.
Post # 6
rosegoldwedding what about lookout mountain? If you want to hike a little you could do Chautauqua Park in Boulder and get the flat irons. It’s supposed ot be 60 on Saturday so hiking shouldn’t be bad.
Post # 7
@rosegoldwedding: Are you open to driving? I’d see about going out closer to more of a mountain town and doing something there? Vail? Minturn?
We honeymooned in Vail last March for a ski trip. I know some people consider it to be a “man-made town” but I still thought it was beautiful. The covered bridges, snow everywhere, etc. I looked into having a portrait session done out there and couldn’t convince my DH.
Post # 8
thanks for the suggestions! I suggested lair o bear- seems like the views are what I am looking for and not too far from Denver!
i love closer to the mountains but we are looking for a shorter drive.