Big Springs Park 1

About The Location

Big Springs Park 1  starts at the main entrance to the park.  I had to separate it out from Big Springs Park 2 & 3 because it has a separate parking area and unless you had 3 hours to shoot, you could not reach all three areas of Big Springs Park.

Big Spring Park 1 has forest paths going through aspen, pine and scrub oak, which in the fall look amazing.  There is a river running next to the path that crosses the path in a couple of locations.  After about a 15-20 minute walk you come out of the forest in a beautiful grassy clearing with mountains in the background.  This are offers a lot of variety in backgrounds.  Since the valley gets shaded earlier than sunset, I recommend shooting 2 hour prior to sunset unless you arrive on a cloudy day.

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Parking

There is a large parking lot at the entrance to the trail that accommodates about 80 vehicles.

Fees

free

Location Type

Engagements

Bridals,

Family

Landscape 

Mountains

Grassy field

River

Forest path

Fall colors

Best Time of Day To Shoot  

1-2 hours prior to sunset.

Best Time Of Year To Shoot 

May and September through October