Where to find sweeping vistas and astonishing natural beauty for photography on your Colorado trip.

With sweeping mountain ranges, winding roads, picturesque lakes and more, Colorado’s beauty is incomparable. Arguably one of the most photogenic states in the USA, a Colorado trip is sure to make anyone’s Instagram profile the envy of their followers.

Read on to discover the six most Instagrammable spots for your Colorado trip:

Gilpin Lake

Located near the town of Clark in northern Colorado, Gilpin Lake is a picturesque spot surrounded by alpine mountains and pine trees. Accessible by a gentle hike through the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest, the entirety of which spreads across Colorado and Wyoming, those who reach the lake are rewarded with vivid blue water and an abundance of nature.

Gilpin Lake colorado

Gilpin Lake


More than just a ski resort, Breckenridge is a quaint town where travellers will find neat rows of houses, towering mountains and sweeping green meadows. During the colder months, Breckenridge is one of the most popular places for skiers and snowboarders, with five snowy peaks to explore. But come the warmer months, the snow melts to reveal hiking trails and picnic spots, which are perfect for gazing at the virtually guaranteed sunsets.

Town at Sunset in Breckenridge, Colorado

Town at Sunset in Breckenridge, CO. Photo: Jeff Andrew

Colorado National Monument

The Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, is a spectacular canyon with deep drops, sandstone towers, narrow tunnels and hours of hiking opportunities. Covering 31 square miles of ground, the vast landscape stretches into the distance, with rock formations dating back as far as 1.5 billion years. Eagle-eyed visitors may also spot coyotes and mountain lions.

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

Crested Butte

Nicknamed the Wildflower Capital of Colorado, Crested Butte during summer is transformed with bright and colourful flowers that just beg to be photographed. Every July, visitors can attend the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, which showcases a variety of blooms through guided hikes, art workshops and photography classes.

Colorado crested bute

Crested Butte. Photo: Nathan Bilow

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

One of Colorado’s four spectacular national parks, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, is recognisable for its dramatic cliff faces that are etched with scratches and carvings as a result of nearly two billion years of exposure. The park is unlike anywhere else in the state and is a top spot for budding landscape photographers looking to hone their skills. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is sure to make any Instagram profile stand out.

colorado Black Canyon of gunnison

Black Canyon of Gunnison

Denver Skyline

Colorado’s state capital, Denver, is a modern metropolis, offering a range of restaurants, diverse shopping, a year-round events calendar and thriving arts scene. Visitors who head to City Park can see unparalleled views of the city’s skyline, framed by the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The park is also home to the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Denver Skyline colorado

Denver Skyline. Photo: Visit Denver

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