naturalcolorado Photos & Videos

2 hours ago

The gang’s all here 💁🏼‍♀️🐻🤷🏻‍♂️

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2 hours ago

Girls: Glissading should be a sport. Me: It is. Get sliding...

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3 hours ago

@redrocksco is an awe inspiring place to visit! It’s one of the popular summer tourist stops for Colorado visitors, and also brings a good amount of people working out and training, up and down bleachers. Whew, I was worn out watching them sweat!

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6 hours ago

I’m told the first time I visited this place I called it the “Royal Gorgeous” and I wasn’t wrong, it is in fact quite gorgeous here. I was around three years old and apparently on that same trip I explained to my mom I was never going back home. Maybe one day I’ll live amongst the red rocks and beautiful pines again, but for now I’m content to visit as often as possible. 🏔🌲✨

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6 hours ago

With lots of snow comes lots of water as the higher elevations melt! Here is the scene on the river right now where the might of the water is outmatched by three trees! The sound and amount of water moving through is just incredible to witness.

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6 hours ago

Sketchbook mountains for today. I've been having all kinds of adventures here in Southwest Colorado. And the inspiration for my art is endless around here. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting down in a few places over the week and sketching them out. (Big thanks to my mom for watching my kiddos and encouraging me to sit and create!) They aren't perfect, but I'm thrilled to feel like I'm developing my skills at seeing, sketching, and painting. This is one sketch I did yesterday at Molas Lake above Silverton Colorado. . . . P.S. I love using these handmade paints from @greenleafblue that I got at Jess' workshop a couple weeks ago. It seems extra appropriate to use paints handmade in Southwest Colorado to paint the varied scenery of this area! . . . #watercolormountains #mountainart #mountainartist #mountainartists #watercolorart #watercolorlandscape #mountainscape #sanjuanmountains #coloradomountains #westslopecolorado #silvertoncolorado #molaslake #colorfulcolorado #coloradoartist #greenleafblueberry #watercolorsketch #sketchbook #momentsketchers #dailypractice #practicemakesprogress #inspiredbynature #wilderness #naturalcolorado #doitfortheprocess #makearteveryday #livecolorfully #artoutside #outdoorart #creativehappylife #pennandlight

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7 hours ago

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."⠀ -Charles Spurgeon⠀ ⠀ Did you know that at Rocky Mountain National Park there are some areas with tall fencing around areas such as willow or aspen groves? These "exclosures" keep elk and moose out of places suffering from overgrazing, allowing natural vegetation to recover. Many visitors don't know that they are allowed to enter these fenced areas as long as they close gates behind them. They can be excellent places for bird-butterfly watchers wildflower enthusiasts and photographers.⠀ ⠀ I have not been able to get back up to RMNP last I heard they had gotten quite a bit of snow. Hope to get up there soon! #ExploreMoreCreateMore ⠀ ⠀ Photographed with @nikonUSA @TamronUSA ⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #ockymountainnationalpark #nationalparkgeek #usinterior #national_park_photos #national_park_photography #nationalpark #findyourpark #usparksandmonuments #beautifulcolorado #outtherecolorado #Coloradocameraclub #naturalcolorado #viewsfromcolorado #our_parks #ig_photoofday #discover_earthpix #instagood10k #wow_planet #optoutside #wildernessquest #earthofficial #nikonartists #girlphotographer #hikingboots #RMNP #seekmorewilderness #liveyouradventure #BPMag #Theworld_around_you

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8 hours ago

Jumping into Summer like...I have to go to the Front Range today, but I would rather stay & play in the High Country! Finally some really good weather! @doctorcolorado

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10 hours ago

We rarely travel up to Fort Collins but on a whim decided to go for sunset. Man, we have been missing out! I didn’t know which body of water to photograph first, but Horsetooth Reservoir ultimately won. My backpack, tripod, and boots are covered in clay but it was 110% worth it for this view.

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11 hours ago

#Checkout & #Follow @dirtroadshighheels they are a part of our Road to 100 Countries  Travel Movement, out here living their BEST LIFE in 📍 Colorado, USA Thank you for joining our travel movement from our Founders @ronniedunston & @getfitwithdrsheba ・・・ #Upintheairlife #RoadTo100Countries ・・・ • • • • • • Colorado, you have been awesome as usual! 💙❤️💛 . See you again in 17 days and then 7 days after that and then 24 days after that... but who’s counting?🙋🏼‍♀️ . Be prepared for your daily dose of the Rocky Mountain State...because I found some amazing new places to explore 🏔🌲📸 📍Guanella Pass, Georgetown ✌🏼 •••••••• . . . #kcgypsea #thedirtroadshighheels #coloradogrammers #coloradolimited #travel #blogger #wanderbeyondher #mtnchicks #womenwhoexplorecolorado #girlstoptravel #thetravelgirl #roadto100countries #mountaingirlsdoitbetter #visitcolorado #girlswhohike #naturalcolorado #colorfulcolorado #igcolorado #roadtrip #coloradoactivites #guanellapass #georgetowncolorado #travelbabelife #wildbumming #igtravelmates #girloutdoormag #womenwhoexplorecolorado #mountainmermaids ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ Since you scrolled down. ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ You might as well join our Road to 100 Countries Travel Movement 🤷🏾‍♂️😉 ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ Follow & Tag @roadto100countries   on your travels so we can promote your world experiences. www.Roadto100countries.com

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13 hours ago

As the sun has set on our adventure at Rocky Mountain National Park, I am excited to begin sorting through photos to see what beauty was captured during our time there this month. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place and pictures do not begin to do it justice. So maybe a photo will tease you into getting out and discovering more of this amazing park for yourself! Enjoy! (Thanks to the folks in the shop at @imagesofrmnp for the great conversation and recommending this sunset location while we visited the gallery) ⠀ #ipulledoverforthis ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #hey_ihadtosnapthat ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #goandcapturethelight ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #inspirenaturenow ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wildandco ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #westbysouthwest ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #national_park_photography ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thediscoverer ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #colorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #estespark ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #visitestespark ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rmnp ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #visitcolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rockymountains ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rockymountainnationalpark ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coloradoisbeautiful ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coloradogram ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #igcolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coloradolife ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mountainlife ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #onlyincolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #viewsfromcolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #viewcolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #coloradocameraclub ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mountainphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wow_america_landscape ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #landscapephotographer ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #naturalcolorado ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bns_nature ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #npfans

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20 hours ago

Summer, you little vixen...

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20 hours ago

Let summer begin ✨ #fpme

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20 hours ago

Best way to end a Monday.

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21 hours ago

Storms raged overnight and painted the canyon walls with sand

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21 hours ago

Geology Rocks!

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22 hours ago

A patch of red poppies found in Boulder last week.

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22 hours ago

Roadside Roost . . . Nikon D810 Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8G ED 1 second @ 24mm | f/11 | ISO 64

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22 hours ago

This isn't a throwback to winter - sadly(?) enough this is from the summer solstice in sunny Colorado last weekend. In the course of the weekend the weather alternated between snow, rain, hail, wind, and sun. Unfortunately no one with us needed to learn about the four seasons, or the water cycle, because it would have been a great learning opportunity for them. . . . . #colorado_creative #coloradotography #outtherecolorado #wayupcolorado #coloradocolony #onlyincoloradousa #wildandco #outwardboundco #naturalcolorado #viewcolorado #igersdenver #denvercreates   #colorado #mountaincommunity #mountainstories #sunset_vision #sky_captures #cloudzdelight #depthsofearth #planet_earth_shots #earth_shotz #bns_earth #amongthewild #mthrworld #earthoutdoors #hikevibes #wildandco #solstice #artoftheshutter31

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22 hours ago

SHOUTOUT to all the ladies out there making themselves a priority no matter what👊💖 it’s only impossible if you say it is😉 #TeamWorthyAndFit #MondayMotivation

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23 hours ago

Happy Wednesday! Today’s photo comes to you from Trail Ridge Rd, taken a few days after the grand opening. I was accompanied by @davidgayphotography , and we were quite surprised at the rate of snow melt! I was expecting to be surrounded by towering walls of plowed snow on either side of the road. You may recognize this composition from a version I posted at the end of last summer, as this is one of my favorite views of this place. This time however, the grass is brown and a patterning of snow across the tundra give the vibe of something seen in Iceland during early spring. Speaking of Iceland, I can’t wait to join @davidgayphotography for a week of backpacking in the Highlands and in Thorsmork this coming August!! Meanwhile, Chicago has NOT been disappointing! . . Camera Settings: - ISO: 100 - f/9 - focal length: 70 mm - shutter speed: 1/250 sec . . 🔹Learn how I process my photographs. Link in bio🔹

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23 hours ago

I so desperately needed to be outdoors today. #gooutside

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23 hours ago

After three days of snowy weather we are back to summer & it is gorgeous today!

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23 hours ago

Familiar places from new perspectives.

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1 day ago

We missed sunrise in the canyon on our backpacking trip but the light was just so amazing that morning. Thanks for putting up with my whining about how heavy my pack was the whole time. Such an amazing trip with an equally amazing human. . . . . . #backpacking #naturalcolorado #gorgeous #canon @canonusa #sunshine #beautiful #85mm #portrait #coloradostateparks #hashtag #hashtagcolorado @hashtagcolorado #colorado #photography #portrait #wanderlust #wander #getlost #peace #camping #adventures #experiencelife

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1 day ago

The Air Force paid for me to spend my Monday white water rafting for the first time instead of being at work and it was so so so much fun! I need a GoPro and I need to get certified to be a rafting guide. 🚣🏼‍♂️ • • • • • #optoutside #rei1440project #forceofnature #unitedoutside #sheexplores #greatoutdoors #neverstopexploring #themountainsarecalling #colorfulcolorado #coloradical #visitcolorado #coloradooutdoors #getoutstayout #choosemountains #choosemountainswomen #naturalcolorado #likeamountaingirl #womenofcolorado #WildAndCO #treehugger #bighornsheepcanyon #arkansasriver #whitewaterrafting

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This is the most photographed view in Colorado. It's Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak know as the Maroon Bells. Maroon Lake offers a reflection. I posted another view of this area and asked if anyone knew where it was taken. No one even guessed. That view, with a beaver pond and lake, is what you see if you hike around the lake towards the Bells and look in the opposite direction! #iconicareasofcolorado #coloradophotos #coloradobluhms #maroonbells #maroonbellslake #coloradoscenics #bluhmlandscapes #coloradolandscapes #mbluhmfotos #michaelbluhmphotography #aspencolorado #nature #nature_lovers #nature photos #naturephotography #iconicphotos #coloradofallshots #coloradomountainphotos #coloradofallphotos #mountainscenics #autumnmountains #coloradoaspen #coloradolakes #mountainlakes #lakeshots #lakereflections #naturalcolorado

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As many of you know, I have high blood pressure also know as Hypertension. This all started back in October 2014. Within the past 5 years I’ve been to many specialists & been told the same thing by each doctor, “Were just going to put you on meds, & play around with them until we get your BP down.” • As many know that didn’t fly by with me, my fiancé, or my family. Within the last 7 months my BP has been dangerously high & back in December I had a seizure like experience & more problems started happening. • Today is my Second time being back to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ since February & I can tell you between my Nurse Practitioner back in Colorado & my Specialists team in AZ, they’ve decreased the amount of meds I’m on, might have the cause of my Hypertension which could be fixed with surgery, & have done for me in the past 7 months then anyone else in the last 5 years. But anyways for the next 24 hours I will be hooked up to this lovely blood pressure machine and am suppose to do my daily routine, which includes my workout. Soooo that’ll be coming soon 💪🏻 #certifiednursingassistant #collegebabes #coloradobride #coloradogirls #coloradonative #coloradountamed #coloradoviews #coloradoweddings #dogmoms #dogmomsofinstagram #engaged2018 #engaged2019 #engagedaf #healthandfitnesscoach #medicalpark #naturalcolorado #mayoclinic #arizona #azlifeisgood

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1 day ago

It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. - J.R.R. Tolkien

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This storm was trouble! Shortly after this picture was taken the rear end of the Escape slid off the dirt road and into a patch of tall slippery grass below. The truck almost tipped over, but after some hard effort in the mud I was able to rock the vehicle back into traction and on to the trail. I totally thought I was done for, and was ecstatic when I made it back to the pavement! _______________________ F10 70mm ISO 200 1" 1/3 s

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1 day ago

A Colorado paradise✨

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1 day ago

🥾 Hike this weekend was so good to be outside and see Colorado sooo green! The rain and all the snow making Colorado the greenest ever - many locals who live here for a long time tell me. Still snowing in Aspen and Breckinridge. Ski slopes still open in areas. Amazing. So grateful to God to have given me the opportunity to live here. Long live Colorado and the - Independent Spirit - that thrives here! 🌵 🌳🏔 #coloradomountains #americathegreat #americanwest #west #womenwhohike #colorado #coloradoinstagram #instacolorado #womenwhohikecolorado #coloradohiking #alpine #rockclimbing #canonphotography #canonphoto #canont6rebel #coloradophotography #landscapephotography #naturephotography #wherethewildthingsare #mtfalcon #naturalcolorado #coloradolife #coloradowild #coloradohikes #instagram #coloradostateparks #coloradolifestyle #coloradolife #explore #wander #coloradoadventures #wherethewildthingsare #coloradophotography

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✼ Relaxing in a secret hot-springs tucked away in the Colorado mountains. ◦◦◦ ✼ Do you share your secret spots? ◦◦◦ 💬 “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures.” -Lovell Drachman

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1 day ago

Like Lupine flowers? We gottem’! 🌸

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5 months ago

➵ keep your eyes high upon the sun, so you can see the best of light in everyone ➵ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ ∘ #colorado #naturephotography #adventure #wild #sunrise #photography #coloradoinstagram #coloradophotography #landscapephotography #beautifuldestinations #travel #travelphotography #explore #colorado #colorado_creative #coloradophotography #coloradountamed #coloradolive #naturalcolorado #coloradoviews

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