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Ouray Colorado Photography Tours

High Elevation, Stunning and Scenic Photography:

Ouray photography tours offer photographers of every level the opportunity to capture the incredible San Juan Mountains of SW Colorado. From the highly professional to the talented amateurs, to Instagram enthusiasts…everyone taking a photo can capture the perfect image. Summer brings shimmering waterfalls and colorful wildflowers. In fall, mountainsides glow with brilliant color. In all seasons, you will see wildlife including deer, elk, the fascinating “Whistle Pig” and nimble mountain goats, both re-establishing themselves after having nearly disappeared during the mining days. Remnants and relics of those industrious mining times still scatter the mountainsides. Equally photo worthy, are the still-thriving mining towns  such as Ouray, Silverton, and Lake City featuring vintage ‘Queen-Anne Victorian Era architecture prominent during the late 1880’s.

We are proud to have led many photography groups up into the San Juan Mountains, including Arizona Highways, Elderhostel Photo Workshops and Colorado Synergistic Visions Photography Tours.

Our featured Photo Workshops for 2017 are organized by industry professionals and are open to our guests with advance registration. We can also create a special photo tour for your own group from large to small for an unforgettable San Juan Mountain photography excursion! Check back as additional Photo Workshops are scheduled.

Call for more information on additional tours

(970) 325-4484 or (866) 990-5337


Follow the color! Travel through corridors of golden aspen, capture the colorful tapestries of red oak, ground flora with hints of amber and apricot hues, and the sapphire shadows of the rocky mountains frosted with fall’s first snow.  For additional images of fall color in the San Juans visit our Instagram page @soajeep.

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Custom Tours

Special Private Itinerary!

Create a private adventure with your very own guide and tour Jeep. Enjoy the guide’s personal attention and narrative while visiting areas not included in normally scheduled itineraries. This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, wild-life seekers, couples celebrating special occasions, or for those folks looking for an extra special vacation experience. Spice it up by choosing a sunset tour with dinner to go. We have all sorts of ideas!

Private tours are reserved by the hour, so you can explore a trail for as little as 3 hours, or all day. It’s up to you.  As each private tour is planned especially for you, please call for details.

(970) 325-4484 or (866) 990-5337

Educational Tours

Educational tours and trips for all ages and interests

Description: From class trips to senior trips, we have Educational Tours to fit every age and interest. Geology, topography, flora and fauna, mining, ranching, Victorian history… let us know your interests and we’ll help you plan a special, educational journey.

Visit the Mountaintop Mine Boarding House and learn about Governor Basin, the first area to house a mill inside a mountain at over 11,000 feet. Visit the old townsite of Mt. Sneffles, which boasted the nation’s highest US Post Office. Discover how huge, heavy mining equipment and boarding house stuff like cast iron cookstoves and grand pianos were hauled up over 11,000 feet. Find out why marmots are called “Whistle pigs” and certain alpine flowers are known as “Miner’s Socks.” Find out why the railroad never made it from Silverton to Ouray, and see remants of the old Corkscrew turntable where they had to turn around to go back down the mountain.

There is so much to learn about the San Juan Mountains, and our knowledgeable guides are here to share lots of interesting facts and stories with you.

(970) 325-4484 or (866) 990-5337