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08/07/2009 01:56:45 PM · #1
I'm going to be flying into Denver and driving to Greeley, Colorado in a few weeks. I was wondering if anyone could give me some good locations for some great shots. Things I shouldn't miss along the way.
Any suggestions appreciated.

08/07/2009 02:35:47 PM · #2


Rocky Mountain National park is the obvious choice, just up the road. If you're looking for something specifically along the way between DIA and Greeley there's this place-

//wildlife-conservation.com/index.htm

Are you looking for something in particular?

08/07/2009 02:45:21 PM · #3
There are all sorts of places to see. But depends on if your stuck in the Greeley area. If you can get away from Greeley, all the cool stuff (I would suggest) is pretty much west. I would say take a drive up Mt Evans road. The highest paved road in the US. Then stop in Idaho Springs and go to Tommyknockers for a burger and beer.

Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park are always nice.

An afternoon in downtown Denver is worth a visit, as well.
08/07/2009 03:39:42 PM · #4
Not really anything in Greeley or along the way...you have to either spend time in Denver or head a bit into the foothills/mountains.

I took this picture in Greeley. There are rivers and train tracks up there...haha.

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08/07/2009 04:27:03 PM · #5
Greely has cows and the University of Northern Colorado. Mostly rural scenery.
08/09/2009 06:29:33 PM · #6
[quote] //wildlife-conservation.com/index.htm

Are you looking for something in particular? [/quote]

I haven't been there or anywhere near before so I'm open to pretty much anything.
I think I will have a car to use for one day. Not sure yet.
Should be fun to check out.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
08/09/2009 06:43:42 PM · #7
As delin say's Rocky Mountain National Park.
It's great for wildlife and mountain scenes. On the east side you will see many elk and some big horn sheep. On the west side you will find moose. On top at the vistors center, you can find more elk by looking out the east facing windiw.
08/09/2009 11:46:24 PM · #8
Originally posted by Cutter:

Not really anything in Greeley or along the way...you have to either spend time in Denver or head a bit into the foothills/mountains.


Funny..my portfolio is full of nothing in Greeley.
Greeley's downtown does have alot of old buildings and architecture like any other city would, if you like to shoot that. an old train depot also
South of town about 20 miles is Fort Vasquez on Hwy 85 (if your coming up 85 from DIA).
Pawnee National Grasslands (and Buttes) is a good 60 miles north of Greeley, lots of birds of prey there (is a hatching area).
Of course lots of rural stuff. wheat has all been cut down already. corn is still standing. cattle and buffalo around here.
Afternoon thunderstorms are still going on, along with great night storms. Besides Weld County also has the most FUNNEL clouds reported in the nation.
RMNP, Trailridge Rd, Hwy 7 all up by Estes Park. Tons of mountain parks, rivers, and lakes also.
Loveland (20 miles west) has some great sculpture parks with some awesome work.
08/10/2009 02:33:27 PM · #9
An FYI for RMNP.... you will have to pay $20 per car at the gate. Arrive EARLY! The earlier the better, otherwise there will be 600,000,000,000 people milling around screwing up your shots. This is true on any day of the week, though weekends are worse.
If you're interested in photos of sparseness, northern Colorado is great. There is also a neat windfarm up by the Pawnee Buttes that nobody has mentioned.
videos of wind farm
I can give you directions if you really want, but pretty much it's the area east of Grover. They're HUGE!
There are some ghosttown type areas that have been abandoned
08/11/2009 09:01:52 AM · #10
Thank you guys! The wind farm looks like an interesting subject.
I will see if I can head there if I get a chance.

Thanks dacrazyrn, I really like your portfolio. The church shot is amazing!
08/15/2009 09:03:44 PM · #11
So much for the trip to colorado. My husband went to the hospital last night with a severely herniated disk.
no trip for me and the ticket was paid for. (non refundable or transferable) 150.00 for nothing! I am not happy!
08/15/2009 09:50:41 PM · #12
Sorry to hear about your husband's problem. Perhaps you can visit some other time. Hope he is feeling better.
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