I work at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, which is located on the edge of the Austin Bluffs, a series of prominent bluffs on the eastern side of Colorado Springs. The bluffs behind campus offer wonderful views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the western side of the city. I took this photo with a a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

Pikes Peaks dominates Colorado Springs' city skyline and is visible from just about anywhere in the city. This photo depicts the snow capped 14,000 peak in early spring, as seen from Palmer Park, a wonderful area for hiking in the center of town. If you zoom in on the image, you can just make out the summit house, a building at the top of the peak where they serve homemade donuts and coffee to carloads of visitors who drive Pikes Peak highway to the summit, and to the occasional weary hiker who's climbed the mountain.

Pikes Peak as seen from Palmer Park, a series of bluffs at the heart of Colorado Springs that are great for hiking and mountain biking. I took this photo this morning while hiking Templeton Trail, a 4-mile loop that takes you around much of the park and offers wonderful views of Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and downtown Colorado Springs. I took this photo with a Canon 6D DSLR camera and a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens.

The view of Colorado Springs and the Front Range as seen from the Tava Trail on the bluffs of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. This is a six-image panorama I took with a Canon 77D and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.

A snowy Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, a day after a snowstorm, as seen from the Mesa Overlook near the entrance to the Garden of the Gods park. This was in the morning; after a few hours of high elevation sun, most of it have melted away. This was taken with a Canon 70D and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX lens.

A snowy Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, a day after a snowstorm, as seen from the Mesa Overlook near the entrance to the Garden of the Gods park. This was in the morning; after a few hours of high elevation sun, most of it have melted away. This was taken with a Canon 70D DSLR and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.

I took this photo the day after a big snowstorm hit Colorado Springs, from the Mesa Overlook near the entrance to the Garden of the Gods park. This was in the morning; after a few hours of high elevation sun, most of it have melted away. This was taken with a Canon 70D DSLR and Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens.

A photo of Garden of the Gods, overlooking the entrance to the park, with a snowy Pikes Peak towering in the background. This was taken in May, just after a spring snowstorm, using a Canon T3i DSLR and Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

A photo of Garden of the Gods, overlooking the entrance to the park, with a snowy Pikes Peak towering in the background. I took this with a Canon T3i DSLR and Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.

An 18-photo panorama of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak taken from the Mesa Overlook with a Canon 6D and a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens.