Photographers Trail Notes

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Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point - with its iconic gooseneck of the Colorado River is a must see when visiting the Moab, UT area.


Spirit Falls

This magical spot hidden in the Columbia River Gorge is one of the most beautiful and powerful falls I have ever seen.


Dallas Divide

The Dallas Divide is one of the great of American vistas and will simply take your breath away.



Have you ever seen a great photograph and wondered where it was taken? Wondered if you could find the exact location to create your own version for your portfolio?

Photographers Trail Notes provides a comprehensive guide to help you find and shoot some of the best landscape photography locations in the US and Canada. For each of our 75+ locations, we provide over 20 data points: including a location summary, GPS coordinates (with detailed directions), trail difficulty, best time of day and best time of year to shoot, current and historical weather, required permits, lodging, nearby restaurants, special nuances and other tips based on our firsthand experience.


Built for photographers,
loved by adventurers

Many people have contacted us to let us know they are not photographers but love to be in the great outdoors and want to visit the beautiful locations America has to offer.


We Provide 21 Data Points for Each Location

LOCATion info you Get

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Special Equipment Needed

    Knowing what equipment is needed can save time and money. Waders, walking stick, pano equipment, rain sleeve, ND filter.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

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