10+ Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit the Colorado Outdoors

Over a month ago, I broke down and bought my very first DSLR. I know what you’re thinking, why in the heck did she wait so long?

My mentality was that I wanted something that was small, compact, and convenient to carry with me at all times. Which is why I chose the iPhone 8s Plus. I love the phone and the picture-taking quality, but after getting my camera, there is nothing like the picture quality I get from my new camera.

The whole reason I even bought it in the first place was when I attended TravelCon where I heard one of my favorite bloggers say, “Guys, buy a camera. Stop taking pictures with your phone.” Thank you, Liz, from the Young Adventuress.

When I went to Best Buy, I purchased a Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera with a telephoto lens. It was a pretty penny, but since buying it, I have been using it to the max, taking pictures of some of my favorite places here in Colorado. It has upped my picture-taking game, which you will no doubt see when you check out my Instagram.

Which brings me to my next point, Colorado.

Colorado is a GORGEOUS place (the most gorgeous place in my opinion) and every year millions visit to feast their eyes on incredible landscapes, capturing national parks, and off the beaten path adventures that leave them dreaming of Colorado or planning to move here.

Below are some of my favorite photos I’ve recently taken that will inspire you to visit or even more to Colorado.

Vail, Colorado

Divide, Colorado

View of Pikes Peak From Paradox Beer Company

Rocky Mountain National Park – Estes Park, Colorado

Host Family visiting Rocky Mountain National Park

Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado

visiting Garden of the Gods with your host family

Mesa Verde National Park – Mancos, Colorado

Balcony House in Colorado at Mesa Verde National Park

Sangre De Cristo Mountains – Westcliffe, Colorado

Sangre De Cristo Mountains in Colorado

Pikes Peak Highway – Cascade, Colorado


The Continental Divide – Hoosier Pass, Colorado

Cripple Creek, Colorado

pictures to inspire you to visit Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Rampart Reservoir – Woodland Park, Colorado

Hiking and Fishing Rampart reservoir

Le Veta, Colorado

Le Veta Colorado

San Luis Valley, Colorado

San Luis Valley Colorado

Independence Pass, Colorado

Independence Pass, Colorado

Love Colorado? Where is your favorite place to visit? Leave your comments below! To see more things to do and see in Colorado, go here!