San Juan Mountains

The San Juan Mountains represent the most extensive mountainous region of the Rocky Mountains – rugged, remote and wild. They lie in southwest Colorado and contain 328 peaks over 13,000 feet, 14 over 14,000. Undoubtedly they are Colorado’s finest mountain range with unsurpassed beauty and enough peaks, lakes, waterfalls, and open meadows to nourish one’s mountain climbing, 4-wheeling, backpacking and photography desires. Add in ghost mining towns and hopefully some wildflowers and the photographer’s venue is complete. Our trip to the San Juans (and other locations including the Maroon Bells) in July of 2012 lacked the typical volume of wildflowers, but the weather was great and the scenery was beautiful.