This shot is along one of two trails leading to the Paint Mines, a county park near Calhan, Colorado. The trails lead to sandstone and clay formations that come in many colors, including red, orange, tan, pink, white, and purple.
I've visited this area near Ouray, Colorado many times and have photographed many wildflowers, but the Corn Lily plant is as beautiful to behold as any of the flowers seen there. In this shot they make a great foreground to the San Juan Mountains.
Cripple Creek is a small mountain town that is now home to several casinos but was made famous by the gold rush of the 1800's. I spotted this gorgeous scene while taking the back way to Cripple Creek. It is situated on fenced private property.