When do you plan to visit? Time of year may dictate some recommendations. I live in Evergreen, CO in the foothills west of Denver. Between here and CO Springs, there is a ton to see and photograph of course. I'd look at exploring some back roads of off highway 285...especially in the fall. Kenosha Pass is remarkable, as is Guanella Pass. Drive the road above Idaho Springs....do Mt Evans...so much to see.