Capitol Peak- Elk Mountains Range, Snowmass Wilderness
The 2016 Fall Color tour continues in the Snowmass Wilderness of Colorado, this is several views of Capitol Peak which is located in the White River National Forest and part of the Rocky Mountains. We ventured here for sunset our first evening in the Snowmass area. As always Rick Louie and Chris Nitz did not disappoint with the location. They were originally shooting for a Mount Sopris sunset location but the fall color of the Aspens was pretty much gone in that area.
Rick decided to make the treck up a few back roads to their Capitol Peak overlook. The Aspens were glowing in the valley with great views of the sun Kissing Capitol Peak during the sunset period. It turned out to be a great evening and we all had a blast shooting the wonderful color in this area.
The panorama above shows the beauty of the Aspen color surrounding the valley and Capitol Peak. Capitol Peak is one of the many Fourteener’s in the Rockies, over 14,000 feet high and a challenge for many climbers who set out to conquer all the mountains over 14,000 feet. Capitol Peak is one of the more challenging mountains to climb fro what I read due to the famous “Knife Edge” ridge of the Peak. It was a great scene, hard to stop looking at but eventually, we had to leave when darkness set in, thanks to Chris and some technical driving the rental made it out of there unscathed.
Thanks for stopping!