Colorado Road Trip

Monday, June 16, 2014

We are headed on an awesome 2-week camping road trip in a couple days around the Pacific Northwest. We can't wait to get out in nature, explore, and wrap up every day with a campfire. In preparation for that, we wanted to share some photos from a roadtrip (not camping) that we did last summer through Colorado and Utah. 

We decided we need to explore Colorado a bit during our last trip to Denver for a wedding. We left Denver and headed West to Aspen with a couple stops. First stop was in Leadville, an old mining town, for lunch and some browsing through antiques. Second stop was in a little scenic mountain town called Twin Lakes. The drive up to Independence Pass was beautiful. Once we got to the top (elevation 12,096 ft.) we spent some time taking in the views, amazed that we were able to drive up a mountain so high without having to climb it. We finally arrived in Aspen, booked a last minute hotel, and spent our time checking out this cool little ski town in the summer. The next day we drove to Grand Junction and headed to the Colorado National Monument. We drove the 23 mile Rim Rock Drive at sunset with plenty of stops. This was one of the coolest drives. We probably would have been walking instead of driving, because we pulled over every couple minutes. We stayed the night in Grand Junction, and headed out to Moab, Utah the next day (post coming tomorrow).

One of the best things about taking road trips together is that we are both photographers and don't mind  pulling u-turns and stopping way too often when we see something cool and need a photo. I can't imagine what it'd be like to road trip with someone who wants to get there faster rather than enjoy the ride and stop for photos.

28 comments :

  1. That last photo is so fun! Looks like a rad road trip. Have a great camping trip! xx

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  2. It looks like you guys are off to an awesome start to your trip! can't wait to see more :)

    Stephanie
    http://www.whimsicalappeal.com

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  3. Can't wait for photos from your upcoming camping adventure!

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  4. ahh we so need to get back over to the states and plan a road trip! looks so beautiful! happy camping guys x

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    1. Gemma - Yes you do!! And this time we're joining you!

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  5. too much fun. we seriously need to make a trip happen. maybe fall?

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    1. Jeff - Yes we do. We have a couple free weekends this summer. We need to compare schedules!

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  6. It looks like you had a wonderful time and those photos are amazing!

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  7. Fantastic pictures! I love how bright and colourful they are!

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  8. amazing photos with a wonderful chemistry :-D

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  9. A road trip in the NW sounds ideal. I'm the same when I'm on my road trips too lol. Always making random stops and u-turns, camping out until the light is perfect...

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  10. It's so beautiful and so envy towards you guys. I wanna go to travel too! Haha

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  11. super fun to see roads that we've traveled, places we've stopped and photographed also, although, your photos are THE best! LOVE the fun photograph at the end of you two, thinking of you often, happy summer!

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    1. Tiffany - I need to remember to ask you for recommendations more often. You guys have been everywhere! Thanks for the sweet comment. Enjoy your summer and new adventure.

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    2. you are so kind, we do feel like we've been almost everywhere sometimes, in the states that is! anytime, we love to share good finds and roads along the way... next time we'll be asking you for recommendations since you are beating us to banff and glacier!

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  12. That's the best part of road tripping- the photo ops! Can't wait to see what you shot in Moab! Utah is a beautiful place. And I'm jealous of your 2-week camping trip in the PNW!! Sounds amazing!

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  13. Breathtaking. This post fueld my desire to visit that area!

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  14. amazing photos, love the last one especially :)

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  15. Those are beautiful pictures!! Now I feel like a need to plan a road trip soon!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

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  16. I've only been to Colorado in the winter but now I'm highly considering going during the warmers seasons...

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  17. Which camera do you two use when you travel? Also, I love these fun photos of Colorado! The shots from the towns look like scenes from a Wes Anderson film :)

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    1. Kimberly - We usually bring one Nikon D700 or D800 and share. But we also bring our Fuji x100s, for times when I want to throw something smaller and lighter in my bag.

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