- Blue Lakes
This is my most popular summer location! It is nice that you can drive to this view and not have to hike! It is a dirt road to get to this spot. So something to be aware of. It is totally passable in a car. Once you get to the parking lot, its a very short walk down a hill to get to the level of the lake. If there are people in your group that are unable to make the walk down to the lake, we can shoot at the level of the parking lot. If you choose this location, I will monitor the weather. Sometimes it can get windy and chilly up there. If it looks like this is the case, I will give you the option to choose an alternate location.
2. Sapphire Point
This is half way between Breck and Frisco. It does get really busy here but nice views. I tend to shoot over on the rec path or in the trees so avoid the people walking to the overlook.
3. Rainbow Lakes Trailhead
This location is in Frisco. But offers some great views right from the parking lot. The trees here will be green until mid Sept. The Aspens will change around mid September. Once the leaves change, you will have bare tress in the background.
4. Trailhead in Breckenridge
I know of a trailhead in Breckenridge that overlooks the ski mountain. This is a lesser known spot. Here you have lots of pine trees and some mountain views.
5. Hoosier Pass!
There are several options for sessions on Hoosier Pass. First, there is a pull off at near the top of Hooiser pass that offers some great mountain views.
Or park at the top of the pass and head across to highway 9 to these wonderful views.
6. Other Mountain Landscapes
If you aren’t so concerned with the Mountain View then there are lots of places with trees, water, or wildflowers or the middle of the woods.This first picture was taken right in my neighborhood in Blue River. You can’t see the mountains here, but in July and August there are usually lots of wildflowers.
Or let me know if you would prefer a more woodsy backdrop.
7. Dirt Road, cabin, and lots of pine trees
I think this spot is rather cute. It doesn’t have majestic mountain views, but it is kinda of remote and quiet. As far as time of day, I can do morning or evening. When I say morning, I mean on the earlier side. It does get kind of bright after the sun gets up high. Maybe around 7am? At the end of the road is a creek. This location is very secluded.
8. Cucumber Gulch
I think I always forget about this location, and always say I’d like to do a session here. I would suggest evening for this location, if you want views of the mountains. This location does not open to the public until early July. Breckenridge closes off the trails for the Moose in the spring.
9. Sawmill Reservoir
Another great evening location. Here you have a lake, tree, and mountains. Something to keep in minds, is there is a short walk to get to the lake from the parking lot. Id say 5-10 minutes.
Are you staying on the other side of Hoosier Pass, in Alma or FairPlay?
My ideas for this area are near Montgomery Reservoir. If you don’t mind about a 1/2 mile hike/walk then we can get to this view. I think this would be good for a small family, couple or senior session.Although there is plenty of space and if you have a large family and everyone is up to the walk we can do that.
Due to the time to get to this spot, I can only do this location for a long session. It is a gorgeous spot and we can stop along the way to take some pictures to break up the walk.
11. Frisco Adventure Park
This spot is one I discovered at the Frisco Adventure Park. It’s a good open area with a big Mountain View.
12. Trailhead Overlooking Breck
This location has a great view of Breck. The terrain is rocky though, so if anyone in your party needs a flat surface this may not be a great location.