Eagle’s Nest Open Space features 755 acres of nature, about 5 miles of
trails, access to the North Fork of the Cache la Poudre River and
beautiful views of Eagle’s Nest Mountain and the Laramie Foothills. The
best part about Eagle’s Nest Open Space: not many people seem to know
Eagle’s Nest is just outside Livermore, Colorado, about half an hour
north-west of Fort Collins via 287. For locals: the entrance is on the
left side just after you turn at Forks towards Red Feather Lakes. From
February 1 to July 15 certain areas as are closed to protect nesting
animals. And yes, there are Golden Eagles nesting on Eagle’s Nest. I
didn’t get any footage, but I did photograph a raptor. Haven’t
identified yet which bird it is though.
Larimer County Open Spaces
are free to enter and are financed through a 1/4 cent sales and use
tax. Some of the land is used in cooperation with farmers – so don’t be
surprised if you run into a herd of cows. Started as a citizens
initiative, these lands serve both as a protection of natural resources
and as places of recreation.
The reason why I think this a
well-kept-secret is because when we were there on a beautiful, sunny,
warm Sunday afternoon, we only ran into one small group on horseback and
one other guy when we first got there – and then didn’t see another
human being for the rest of the afternoon.
quick note on the video: When we first got out of the car it was so
crazy windy that there was no way I would be able to shoot a decent
video, even with a tripod. So I left the tripod behind. Once we had
walked a bit and got down into the valley, the views were so
breath-taking and the wind had died down some. So I ended up getting
footage without the tripod. Tried my best to smooth it out in post.
the way, I’m still struggling a little bit with color correction of the
4k footage in Adobe Premiere. I’m interested in your feedback regarding
color, contrast and brightness.
The song in this video is the instrumental version of the song “Midnight Sun” by Josh Woodward. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Thank you so much, Josh!
|Eagle’s Nest Mountain reflected in the North Fork (of Cache la Poudre River)
Eagle’s Nest Open Space, Colorado