Explore & Photograph Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park with a Pro

Explore & Photograph Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park with a Pro

We will explore and photograph the appropriately named Wild Basin in Rocky Mountain National Park. We will hike along the North Saint Vrain Creek, and stop along the way to photograph several waterfalls (including Copeland Falls, Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls).

Bring your tripod and a polarizer filter, and I will demonstrate my techniques for capturing waterfalls and other moving water in a variety of lighting conditions, and help you capture great silky water photographs.

The full hike to Ouzel Falls is about 5.5 miles (9 km) round trip, with just under 1,000' elevation gain. For those not able to do the full hike, we will do a more leisurely hike to Calypso Cascades (about 3.6 miles round trip, and about 700' of elev. gain), which still takes you deep into a beautiful area, with multiple falls, and wildflowers and fall color in season.

Don't have a RMNP timed entry reservation? No need! My commercial use permit means we don't need an advance permit!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wild Basin Area, Off Rte. 7 12.7 mi south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Wild Basin is a less popular but spectacularly beautiful river valley area of Rocky Mountain National Park. We will visit multiple waterfalls and viewpoints along the way.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Calypso Cascades, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Calypso cascades is a multi tiered waterfall which offers multiple angles to photograph.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ouzel Falls, Wild Basin, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

A beautiful waterfall named for the aquatic dipping birds that frequent the area.

Duration: 45 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This hike is from 8500' to 9500' elevation. If you are coming from sea level, plan on acclimating to the elevation for a day or two before joining us."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Hora de Inicio: 07:00 AM
Duración: 5 To 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
I will confirm a pickup or meeting point a few days before the tour.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private transportation
  • Snacks
  • Timed Entry Permit
  • Entry/Admission - Calypso Cascades
  • Entry/Admission - Ouzel Falls

No Incluye

  • Park entrance fees - bring a national park pass or receipt for entrance.


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