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Phoenix Gold Mine, Idaho Springs, CO

While the Phoenix Gold Mine IS small, it does provide a number of photo opportunities. For $10, a photographer can’t go wrong. David DePastene was my tour guide, today. Most humorous, knowledgeable and a wealth of neat information, you can easily tell that he LOVES sharing “his mine” not only with the “native ghosts” he…


Bandon, Oregon

Bandon is a photographer’s paradise.


Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek is known for its gold rush days of the past, its present day casinos and museums.


Mesa Verde

Late September CAN be a good time to photograph the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde: more temperate weather, less crowds, and fall colors.  However, you need to be aware that (1) most of the tours are not operational after Labor Day, and (2), some parts of the park are closed to visitors as well. (The Balcony…


Colorado’s Favorite Railroad

Late September is a brilliant time for a train ride, and the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad fills the bill perfectly. If you are a photographer, don’t hesitate to reserve your space on this railroad’s Fall Photographer Excursion or one of their “Night Shoots .”


Million Dollar Highway

Route 550 north from Durango up through Ouray is almost neon in late September.


Valley of the Ancients

While in SW Colorado, I visited the Valley of the Ancients and Hovnweep.  While the archeological sites are of a different nature, they are, nevertheless, intriguing.


Wheeler Geological Area

Colorado’s own Bryce Canyon lies between Creede and South Fork, CO. In best of conditions, Wheeler can be reached by driving the 14 mile primitive road in a 4WD HIGH CLEARANCE vehicle.  In poor conditions, this road can only be traversed by using an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV).  Check with the US Forest Service before…


South Park

The Old West “Museum” in Fairplay, CO


Museum of the Mountains West

A GREAT little museum in Montrose, CO