Aspens on Last Dollar Rd

Near Telluride, CO


During the peak fall season in Colorado, the golden Aspen trees are everywhere—on almost every ridge and in almost every valley. However, it is sometimes very difficult to capture the “essence” of the white trees with the little golden leaves. I was looking for a large clump of golden Aspen leaves that would fill up a whole frame to create the illusion that they were everywhere.

I tried tons of Aspen groves, but never could find the right composition. And then one day, when I was driving the Last Dollar Road up by the Drunken Aspens, I came upon a set of Aspens that seems to fit the bill. The image above was on the top of a hill with an Aspen grove below, thus filling the frame with nothing by golden leaves and the tops of the white tree trunks. This was just what I was looking for. 


21 Data Points for Each Location

Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • + 13 Other Data Points

    Integer placerat vitae lacus in pulvinar. Aenean fermentum sem sed purus suscipit auctor. Suspendisse laoreet fringilla.



Unlimited access to all locations and guaranteed to add at least 1 new location each month.