Jason HatfieldExplorer

Adventure and travel photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I teach photography workshops and offer private guiding around the west. More at jasonjhatfield.com

Hike the Narrows, Zion NP

Springdale, Utah

Hiking the narrows in Zion National Park is one of my favorite hikes and something I return for almost every year, I can still remember my first visit as a kid.

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Backpack to Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation

Supai, Arizona

The Havasupai Reservation is a remote area just outside Grand Canyon National Park, full of blue-green water and dramatic waterfalls.

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Hike Angels Landing, Zion NP

Hurricane, Utah

Angels Landing has long been one of my favorite national parks hikes.  The hike is thrilling, extremely photogenic, and appeals to those who enjoy exchanging leg power for views.

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Capture Sunrise from Lookout Mountain

Golden, Colorado

Lookout Mountain sits just above Golden and provides one of the best easy-access viewpoints near Denver.

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Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

Villnöß, Italy

Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy.

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Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride

Telluride, Colorado

Park at the Pandora Mill just east of Telluride and lace up your footwear of choice. At 1.2 miles to the base of the falls with 850 feet of gain, this can make for a great thigh burning hike or run.

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Explore Brúarfoss

Brekkuskógur, Iceland

Brúarfoss is a small waterfall, especially compared to the many thundering giants cascading off Iceland's cliffs. What this waterfall lacks in size though, it more than makes up for in beauty.

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Capture Sunrise at Dead Horse Point SP

Moab, Utah

Dead Horse Point State Park sits next to Canyonlands National Park with expansive views of the canyons carved by the Colorado River.

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Explore Red Rocks Park in Winter

Morrison, Colorado

Red Rocks is a bustling park in the summer when its famous amphitheater is filled with concerts. In winter though, the park dies down and becomes even more quiet when snow is falling.

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Camp at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Boulder Creek, California

An hour away from the thrumming city of San Jose, ancient immense trees live in a forest full of vibrant ferns and rushing waterfalls.

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Hike through Wildflowers on Shrine Ridge

Red Cliff, Colorado

Shrine Ridge is one of the most incredible wildflower spots in the state of Colorado. Not only is the area incredibly beautiful with carpets of flowers covering verdant mountainsides, it's only a 1.

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Explore Clear Creek Falls

Durango, Colorado

An amazing, unnamed falls in Colorado that appears to be surrounded by a temperate rainforest.

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Explore Echo Lake Park

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Located at the base of Mt. Evans Road, Echo Lake sits next to Squaw Pass Road, providing a great jumping-off point for numerous adventures.

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Hike to Alberta Falls

Estes Park, Colorado

Heading into the park from Beaver Meadows Entrance Station turn left at the first road in .2 miles. Follow Bear Lake Road for 8 miles until reaching the Glacier Gorge parking area on the left.

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Explore the Rogue River Gorge

Prospect, Oregon

This 500 ft. long gorge carved out of an old lava tube sits right along highway 62 near Crater Lake.

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Photography on Logan Pass

Browning, Montana

Disclaimer: Glacier National Park has closed any off-trail activity in this area. The majority of the photos can be taken on-trail. Please be sure to adhere to the park's policy.

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Explore Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint

Florence, Oregon

At the mouth of Cape Creek sits a beautiful cove with one of the best views in Oregon.

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Explore Avalanche Creek

West Glacier, Montana

Avalanche Creek is one of Glacier National Park's easiest features to access and also one of its most unique.

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Photograph Bear Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

Bear Lake is a popular tourist destination in Rocky Mountain NP, but when the sun is low in the sky or the stars are out you'll find the big crowd are gone.

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Photograph Ancient Bristlecone Pines on Mt. Goliath

Evergreen, Colorado

On the way to the summit of Mt. Evans sits a small 160 acre preserve of some of the world's oldest living trees.

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Camp at Lost Lake Slough

Somerset, Colorado

Lost Lake Slough offers camping, hiking, photography, kayaking, and more in a remote and beautiful part of Colorado. At an elevation of over 9,600 ft.

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Photograph the Glade Creek Grist Mill

Danese, West Virginia

Hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the New River Gorge sits an extremely photogenic grist mill.

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Explore Two Medicine Lake

Glacier County, Montana

Two Medicine Lake sits in the southeastern part of Glacier NP away from the more popular Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Photograph the Northern Lights at Jökulsárlón

Þjóðvegur, Iceland

Jökulsárlón is a night photographer's paradise with "fresh" iceberg subjects washed up on the beaches daily, providing unique images every time.

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Hike to Ptarmigan Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

The hike to Ptarmigan Lake has plenty of elevation gain for mountain lovers and views for miles from the Continental Divide.

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Capture Sunrise or Sunset at Lake McDonald

West Glacier, Montana

Lake McDonald doesn't offer the close-up views of glaciers and mountains like some of the other spots in Glacier NP, but it does offer sweeping views of park's west side.

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Snowshoe Deer Creek Canyon Park

Littleton, Colorado

Deer Creek Canyon Park offers up to 13 miles of wind-sheltered trails perfect for enjoying after a fresh snow.

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Photograph North Clear Creek Falls

Creede, Colorado

This 100 ft. waterfall is close to Colorado 149 on the Silver Thread Scenic Byway. To access the falls turn onto FR 510 from the northern entrance and head south for .5 miles.

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Photograph Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss

Snæfellsnesvegur, Iceland

Only 2.5 hours from Reykjavík in good weather, Kirkjufell is a popular spot for Iceland photography.

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Hike the Canyon View Nature Trail, Castlewood Canyon

Franktown, Colorado

This is a well maintained, easy trail best hiked in spring and fall. Conditions make this trail great for families. The park is also popular for bird watching and rock climbing.

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Explore Ash Cave

South Bloomingville, Ohio

Getting to Ash Cave is extremely easy with a short quarter-mile hike from the parking area; there's also a rim trail above the cave that adds 90 feet of elevation and some extra distance.

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Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

This run is an extreme adventure and requires lots of planning and training. The risk for injury or heat related illness is high, so take precautions and don't run alone.

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Photograph the Night Sky Over Trail Ridge Road

Estes Park, Colorado

The highest continuous paved road in North America, Trail Ridge Road takes you above 12,000 ft to an alpine tundra.

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Explore Twin Falls in Yankee Boy Basin

Ridgway, Colorado

While small, Twin Falls sits in the extremely photogenic backdrop of Yankee Boy Basin. To reach the falls 7.5 miles outside of Ouray follow Camp Bird road for 4.

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Explore Governor Basin

Ridgway, Colorado

Governor Basin is a small but beautiful alpine basin under the Saint Sophia Ridge next to Yankee Boy Basin. Due to the rugged drive in to 12,338 ft.

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Photograph the Snowy Range

Carbon County, Wyoming

Starting at the Medicine Bow Peak TH you have easy access to Lake Marie, Mirror Lake, and Lookout Lake for sunrise.

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Ski Hut-to-Hut from Uncle Bud's to Skinner Hut

Leadville, Colorado

The trek starts just outside of Leadville near Turquoise Lake at 9800 ft. The first day you'll travel 6.5 miles and gain 1700 ft. to Uncle Bud's Hut, which sits around 11,400 ft.

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Camp at Bowman Lake

West Glacier, Montana

Bowman lake is the 3rd largest lake in Glacier National Park and one of the most remote areas accessible by car.

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Tour Wind Cave

Hot Springs, South Dakota

Established in 1903, Wind Cave National Park is home to over 140 miles of mapped cave passages.

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Camp at Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Questa, New Mexico

Created in 2013 from partly existing public lands, The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument encompasses a large amount of land along the Rio Grande River from the Colorado border to south of Taos.

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Explore Pragser Wildsee

Braies, Italy

Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies, lies in a mostly German-speaking area of northern Italy close to the border with Austria.

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Discover Ancient Trees on Windy Ridge

Breckenridge, Colorado

The Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area is a remote stand of trees off a 4WD road near Alma, Colorado.

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Relax at False Klamath Cove

Klamath, California

Wilson Beach in False Klamath Cove is a small but scenic spot in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.

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Visit Kamiak Butte Park

Palouse, Washington

Formerly a Washington State Park, Kamiak Butte County Park is a hidden treasure on the eastern border of the state.

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Capture the Night Sky over Devils Tower

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower, also known as Bear Lodge, was the first designated National Monument.

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Explore Nellie Creek Falls

Lake City, Colorado

Nellie Creek Falls is a beautiful little falls, up County Road 23. The waterfall is surrounded by a forest of aspens leading up the valley.

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Explore Needles Overlook

Monticello, Utah

About 1.5 hours from Moab on BLM land, Needles Overlook sits on a peninsula of rock 1600 ft. above southern Canyonlands NP.

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Ski or Snowshoe to Section House Hut

Breckenridge, Colorado

There are a couple routes to Section Hut on Boreas Pass, but the best adds trekking through the forest on Baker's Tank trail.

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Run or Hike Estes Cone

Estes Park, Colorado

The trail begins on the left on a park service road before reaching a junction with the Storm Pass Trail just past .2 miles.

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Photograph St. Johann Church

Funes, Italy

This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier.

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Hike the Yurok Loop Trail

Klamath, California

The Yurok Loop Trail is a small loop on the northern end of the growing California Coastal Trail.

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Trek through Granite Pillars on Bison Peak

Jefferson, Colorado

Bison peak sits 2 hours from Denver in the mountains of the Lost Creek Wilderness. To reach the 12,431 ft. summit you'll start in low density ponderosa forest at 8,750 ft on crushed granite trail.

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Night Photography at White Pocket

Marble Canyon, Arizona

White Pocket is a remote outcropping of sandstone formations in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument similar to the famous "Wave".

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Tour Jewel Cave

Custer, South Dakota

Established in 1908, Jewel Cave National Monument is home to over 179 miles of mapped cave passages.

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Camp at Hamburger Rock

Moab, Utah

Hamburger Rock is a small BLM campground with 10 sites based around an interesting rock outcropping. Each site can accommodate around 6 campers, 2 tents, and 2 cars.

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Photograph the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

El Prado, New Mexico

Completed in 1965, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the United States. The design is a steel deck arch bridge than spans 1280 feet and sits 565 feet high.

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Run the 4-Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness

Aspen, Colorado

Taking on the 4-pass Loop is no easy feat but completely worth the training and effort. The run starts at Maroon Lake and heads up to Crater Lake where the loop splits left or right.

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Ski to McNamara Hut

Aspen, Colorado

McNamara hut sits in the national forest on the slope of Bald Knob, with easy access to intermediate backcountry skiing and more challenging terrain further away.

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Explore Mesa Top Loop

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

The 6-mile Mesa Top Loop Road, open 8 am to sunset, stops at 12 sites including surface ruins and cliff dwelling overlooks.

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Run the Bryce Canyon Traverse

Kane County, Utah

The Bryce Canyon Traverse is a point-to-point run covering over 30 miles from Rainbow Point at the southern end of the park to Sunrise Point at the North.

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Photograph Fall Colors on Grand Mesa

Mesa, Colorado

Despite being one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world, Grand Mesa sees far fewer visitors than other areas of Colorado.

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Snowshoe or Ski Rabbit Ears Pass

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Rabbit Ears Pass outside of Steamboat Springs is packed with winter nordic trails.

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Run the Crag Crest Loop

Cedaredge, Colorado

The Crag Crest Trail is a 10-mile loop that takes runners over one of the highest points on Grand Mesa.

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Ski to Janet's Cabin

Frisco, Colorado

Janet's Cabin is located on the eastern slope of the Continental Divide at 11,610 ft, near Copper Mountain ski resort.

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Photograph Sunset at Wind Cave NP

Hot Springs, South Dakota

Above the famous Wind Cave, miles of natural mixed-grass natural prairie cover the Black Hills.

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Ski Betty Bear to Skinner Hut

Meredith, Colorado

Betty Bear and Skinner Huts reside deep in the Colorado backcountry surrounded by thick forests and snowy peaks. Both of these huts offer an opportunity for off-grid leisure and crowd-free skiing.

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Ski to Fowler-Hilliard Hut

Red Cliff, Colorado

Fowler-Hilliard hut sits at 11,500 ft on a forested ridge of Resolution Mountain, with easy access to intermediate and expert backcountry skiing right out the door.

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Photograph Abraham Lake in the Winter

Clearwater County, Canada

Abraham Lake is one of the Canadian Rockies most incredible winter photography locations.

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Ski or Snowshoe to Vance's Cabin

Leadville, Colorado

Vance's Cabin is a private hut near Tennessee Pass booked by the 10th mountain division.

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Puez-Geisler Nature Park

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Backpack to Titcomb Basin

Pinedale, Wyoming

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Explore Athabasca Glacier

Jasper, Canada

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Night Photography in Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

Bryce, Utah

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Photograph Castle Mountain

Improvement District No. 9, Canada

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