Queen of the San Juans, Colorado

Queen of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

East out of Ridgeway, Colorado, the quiet countryside is a subtle landscape of lower hay fields that give way to a riot of colorful wildflowers and quaking aspen. Rising above tree line is a sweep of rugged terrain composed of sharp pinnacles and serrated ridges.

A scenic sub-range of the San Juan Mountains, this confusion of untidy crags is an everlasting remnant of an ancient volcano. Positioned majestically amongst these picturesque peaks is Mount Sneffels, also known as the "Queen of the San Juans".

I've photographed Mount Sneffels from every direction, during different seasons and in all kinds of weather so attaining the summit was an awesome experience. This region is one of the most beautiful destinations in the west and probably my favorite place on earth.


  1. Loved reading through your posts! Such a beautiful area it looks like!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Colorado is a beautiful state with some big mountains. My favorite area is down in the southwest corner where this picture was taken.


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