Photographing Iconic Colorado Locations: Garden of the Gods


$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members


  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Group size 8 people

Capture the labyrinth of textured sandstone pinnacles eclipsed by Pikes Peak looming in the distance as our professional photographer guides you on how to shoot dynamic and compelling photographs. As we explore this maze of sandstone towers, our guides will demystify both the artistic and the technical aspects of intentionally capturing the stunning beauty of our state's iconic landscapes. Whether you just unboxed your camera or you've been practicing the craft of photography for years, you're sure to come away with a new understanding of how to leverage your camera's manual settings and features, coupled with the foundations of artistic composition to create frame-worthy images that transport you back to your favorite Colorado locations every time you view them. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera along with its owner's manual.

  • Learn to frame photos to achieve beautiful effects and to go beyond simple snap-shots
  • Eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, apply the techniques of Rule of Thirds and leading lines to create vibrant, exciting images
  • Learn about great outdoor locations for photos in your region

What to bring with you

Map image of Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Park

More directions and information

From I-25 turn West on Garden of the Gods Rd. In 2.3 miles turn Left on N 30th ST. Turn Right on Gateway Rd in 1.6 miles. Take your first left into the parking area. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us @ 720-608-4198, or