Fall Color on the San Juan Skyway, Sep 27-30

 Southwestern Colorado’s San Juan range is highly regarded as the fatherland of western fall foliage. Join the Wasatch Camera Club as we cruise the San Juan Skyway capturing iconic seasonal landscapes of red, orange and yellow leaves, perhaps (cross your fingers) with a little dusting of snow on the high peaks of the Rockies. Club member and landscape photographer Tom Horton will host as we cruise the meadows and groves between Silverton and Telluride, with our HQ at Ouray (a clone of Park City), where we can share the day’s captures and plot the morrow’s adventures.


The San Juan Skyway is a large and diverse mountain area where you can get great images from the highway, gravel roads, heroic ATV tracks, hiking, and even horseback – your choice. With a wide range of elevations, colors are likely to be popping somewhere, and probably everywhere. Tom will furnish maps, local knowledge and discussions to help plan your excursions.

Logistics: Ouray is a 7-8 hour drive from the Wasatch Front through Grand Junction and Montrose, CO. The club has reserved a block of 15 rooms in Ouray for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (all travel, food, and accommodation costs are on your own). Carpooling is encouraged. Non-photographer guests who can stay in you room are welcome, as there are many tourist activities available within a reasonable drive of Ouray. Weather will likely be warm days and cool nights, with storms possible.

Register Here

Registration will stay open through July 25, at which time you’ll be required to pay your nonrefundable $75 registration fee.  In the event of excess registration, a lottery will be used to determine participants. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Claudia O’Grady.

Note: We require registration fees to ensure slots are used by everyone who registers. This discourages last minute drop-outs who leave open slots without adequate time to be filled by others.