Roxborough State Park

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Great hikes. Lots of wildlife. How to get there: The park is located south of Chatfield Reservoir and SP in the southwest corner of the metro area. Photo Ops: The park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer to hummingbirds to hummingbird moths . Hike … Read more

Red Rocks Park

Get here early for the best opportunities. How to get there: Red Rocks Park is located near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver. North Entrance – I-70 South Entrance Photo Ops: Visit at sunrise to get great lighting on gorgeous red rock formations and the chance to sight wildlife in the area.

Chatfield State Park

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Check out the hot air balloon launch site! How to get there: The main entrance to Chatfield State Park is located one mile south of C-470 on Wadsworth. A valid State Parks Pass is needed for ALL motor vehicles entering the park.Daily pass: $10 Photo Ops: Deer, elk, bald eagles, and bear are among the … Read more

Denver Zoo

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Get here early for the best opportunities. Photo Ops: The Denver Zoo houses a large collection of animals. The trick is to create photographs that don’t look as if they were taken at the zoo.

Butterfly Pavilion

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Great indoor photo opportunities! How to get there: The Butterfly Pavilion is located at 6252 West 104th Ave. Westminster, CO. 10/2020 – $13 for adults, $11 for seniors (65+), $9 for children (ages 2 – 12) Photo Ops: An opportunity to get great closeups of a multitude of different butterflies and moths. Monopods only, no … Read more

Botanic Gardens

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Indoor flower opportunities, also. Photo Ops: Wonderful opportunities for flower and butterfly photos. The displays change throughout the seasons as different flowers come into bloom, so it is deserving of several visits throughout the year.