Panoramic Photography Project

Nels accepted a challenge in 2005 to visit every national park in the United States of America. Living in Boulder, Colorado at the time provided an excellent base camp centrally located between dozens of national parks, which started the national parks tour off on the right path. A degree of localization will benefit the current park tour within the State of Colorado.

The panoramic photography project will involve a summer tour of Colorado parks. Several parks will be involved during the summer tour including Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Pueblo State Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, and Spinney Mountain State Park. Most of the parks are within a day trip of driving from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Given the current economic conditions, parks and recreation day trips are an excellent alternative to the expense of traditional vacations. Nels is currently considering several more extended vacations that will include traveling to Grand Canyon National Park, Creator Lake National Park, and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.


Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Panoramic
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Panoramic



Colorado parks summer tour

  1. Rocky Mountain National Park
  2. Great Sand Dunes National Park
  3. Pueblo State Park
  4. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  5. Spinney Mountain State Park

Completed national park tours

  1. Rocky Mountain National Park (20050518)
  2. Mesa Verde National Park (20050628)
  3. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (20050812)
  4. Great Sand Dunes National Park (20070714)
  5. Arches National Park (20070802)
  6. Canyonlands National Park (20070803)

National park tours under consideration

  1. Wind Cave National Park
  2. Badlands National Park
  3. Capital Reef National Park
  4. Bryce Canyon National Park
  5. Zion National Park
  6. Great Basin National Park
  7. Grand Canyon National Park
  8. Creator Lake National Park
  9. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park