Colorado Fall Photography: Historic Trains and Vibrant Landscapes
Explore the dramatic Colorado Rockies and capture them on camera. Learn from expert photographers to improve your skills. Enjoy opportunities for unique, rare and beautiful photographs.
Program No. 22356RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

On mountain treks and historic trains rides, capture the stunning Colorado Rockies and their brilliant fall foliage. Camera in hand, explore the breathtaking mountains of Southern Colorado to fine-tune your photography skills as you learn expert techniques from professional photographers. From dramatic cliffs to fall forests bursting with color, you couldn’t ask for better source material. Discover the unbelievable beauty of the Rockies firsthand — with the pictures to prove you were there.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hiking 1-3 miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations of 6,000-12,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sharpen your photography skills with the help of professional photography instructors.
  • Experience the Durango and Silverton Photo Train, a once-a-year event that lets you photograph a historic freight train steaming through the scenic San Juan National Forest.
  • Explore and photograph the extraordinary wilderness surrounding Ouray, including the dramatic mountains and gorges of the “Million Dollar Highway.”
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Ryan Kirkpatrick
Ryan Kirkpatrick is the director of operations for Mountains & Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service, and has led hundreds of Road Scholar programs since 2003. A native of Colorado, Ryan has a master’s in sports science, is a Wilderness First Responder, and a “Master Naturalist” for the city of Fort Collins. In addition, he is an ASEP certified instructor and received his Level 1 USATF Coaching Certification from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He is also a volunteer nordic ski ranger for the Colorado State Forest, and as a photographer is a member of Canon Professional Services.
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