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.
There is a large parking lot at the entrance to the trail that accommodates about 80 vehicles.
Best Time of Day To Shoot
1-2 hours prior to sunset.
Best Time Of Year To Shoot
May and September through October