The Colorado Alps!

June 23rd – 28th, 2022

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Ouray Colorado Adventure –Photography and Off RoadingTour!

Part of the MPA- “Photograph America the Beautiful” Tours! 

David has spent a couple of weeks setting this tour up. Truly, some of the most remarkable scenery in the US and anywhere in the world! 

Photography / Off-Road
This is first and foremost a PHOTOGRAPHY excursion. With that said, Brad and Lauren from Prodigal Overland will be all about safety and making sure those that want to learn more about off-roading can learn from them as well.  I trust them and have now worked and spent a lot of time on trails with them. They know their stuff and will help us to make sure we stay safe and get to where we want to go! 

The thrill of the trail, with the epic scenery, combined to photograph, is something that we have dreamed about and are now able to offer! These will be ALL day  (and then some adventures) 

For insurance reasons, we are not allowed to drive you. BUT, we can guide you and we will have our vehicles guiding with a lead vehicle, as well as a tail vehicle. 

Brad and Lauren are experts in this field and we will not do anything that is extreme technically. A beginner driver can do this. They will be our leaders on the trails.  Everything is done very slowly at about 10-15 MPH on these trails. Slow and easy is the goal. However, the trails are rocky and steep as you can see from the video. They are also part of some of the most EPIC scenery I have ever seen. I honestly could not believe what I was seeing as I drove these trails. 

Owner and Rental Vehicles
Some of you own Off-Road vehicles already. AWESOME! Whether you own an Off-Road rig or an OHV/UHV vehicle, you can do these trails. A stock Jeep will work but other stock vehicles we should chat first about. 

No vehicle, NO PROBLEM! In Ouray, there are a few rental companies. You can rent a Jeep for these trails OR an OHV/UHV

Companies such as Colorado West jeeps rent both 2-4 passenger Jeeps and 2-6 passenger OHV vehicles!

The best option will be for those that register, to connect ( I can help with that) so that you can group together to save on cost AND to see who wants to drive. Some people would like to, while others would prefer to just ride. This is a GREAT way to accommodate everyone. This will also allow us to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

A Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS including
Beginner through Advanced!

VERY LIMITED SPACE available on this tour! ONLY ONE TIME for 2022!
As always, we expect this tour to sell out! Don’t miss it!
 Registration and more details are below.

Additional information

Registration Type

Photographer – Pay in Full, Photographer – Payment Plan



  • Price: $2295 Pay in Full Early Bird Rate, $2495 Payment Plan Rate 
  • Price includes:
    • The MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • Personalized instruction
    • Prodigal Overland Guiding and Off-Road Instruction
    • All tour planning
    • Snacks and Water. 
    • Group Dinner
    • Video of the tour 
    • Image Review ( based on time and weather) 
    • Photography, Travel, Friendship, Adventure! – The McKay Motto! 
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to and from Ouray, Co (Grand Junction Airport – 1.5 hrs, Montrose airport 35 min) 
    • RV/Camp or Hotel accommodations – KOA RV/Cabins OR a hotel in town if you prefer.
    • Recommended Trip Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
      • Such as meals, room service, alcohol, or beverages

Base itinerary

Dates – June 23rd- 28th,2022
23rd Arrive and Welcome Meeting
24th – Explore and Photograph the Million Dollar Hwy
25th – Photograph on Trail – CampFire Hang Out
26th – Photograph on Trails –  CampFire Hang Out
27th – Photograph on Trails / Group Dinner ( Provided)  CampFire Hang Out
28th – Depart *Each day will present various photographic opportunities. Based on a number of factors, each day will be flexible to where we go and exactly what we photograph. This keeps everything fresh and exciting! Depending on time, light, weather etc, we also try to work in an editing and image review session! 


We have RV/ Camp Sites that we are working with at the Ridgeway/Ouray KOA Campground. They ALSO have awesome cabins, a restaurant on-site, a pool, and more! 

Several hotels are VERY close as the campsite is just off the main throughway. Any of the hotels along the main road into town are fine and we can pick you up. 


  • David McKay
  • Ally McKay
  • Steve Scurich

Instructors are scheduled, however, they are subject to change as needed. 

Tour Pack

Please download the Tour Packet from the link below when it becomes available.  The information contained in this packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the website. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour.

Ouray Tour Pack


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