Dragon Tail Couloir, Emerald Lake, Tyndall Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Comments (17)

Richard Ryer on February 4, 2007

The Dragon Tail Couloir above Emerald Lake is a very popular place to winter climb and ski. The upper part of the couloir approaches 60 degrees in steepness. There are spectacular views across the gorge to Hallet Peak. Expert skiers and snowboarders have a memorable ride out. Clouds moving through make it look mystical.

Snemann on February 13, 2007

What a magical landscape! You have some excellent shots of mountain scenery.

VKeith on November 13, 2007


Richard Ryer on November 13, 2007

Greetings VKeith and Snemann, Thanks so much for visiting the Dragon Tail and commenting. It is a great hike into this formation and the snow and clouds give it so many moods. You cant' take a bad shot.

Snemann, my apologies for missing your visit and not commenting. Please forgive me.

Thanks again.



Annie Japaud on November 25, 2007


Richard Ryer on November 25, 2007

Greetings Vratsagirl, Thanks for visiting the Dragon tail Couloir and your wonderful comment. This is a fairly easy hike and one of the beautiful glacial gorges in Rocky Mountain National Park. We were up sledding the day we took this picture and if you look close you can see 3 avalanches that ran, well crawled, around our sledding run below the couloir. When the lake ice is clear of snow you slide from the snow onto the ice and slide half way across the lake. The kids love it.



-noè- on April 7, 2008

Hi Rich...

Spettacolare... Come stai?

Spectacular... How are you?

SuperCiao dal noè

Richard Ryer on April 10, 2008

Greetings Noe, Thanks for visiting and commenting. I am doing very well. Thanks for asking. I am glad you like this photo of the Dragon Tail. It is an easy hike and the weather can paint so many moods on the rocks and snow. Although ominous looking we were up there sledding and having a good time.



Amjad Miandad on June 22, 2011


Alexkarl on November 14, 2011

Impressive shot.LIKE!!!Best wishes Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Richard Ryer on November 15, 2011

Greetings All, Thanks for the visits and comments. Cheers, Rich

Krystyna Koch on February 18, 2012

Very good and beautiful composition!

LIKE All the best from Gliwice, Poland, Krystyna.

Richard Ryer on February 23, 2012

Greetings Krystyna, Thanks for the visit and the wonderful comments. I am glad you like my mountains. Cheers, Rich

elva712 on March 14, 2012

Very beautiful interesting nature....Rocks loks cold, hard, dark ...great image Rich....LIKE

Richard Ryer on April 15, 2012

Greetings Elva, Thanks for visiting the Dragon's Tail with me. Such an easy walk into this beautiful location. Even in the middle of winter. Sometimes the strong wind in your face makes you wonder if it is worth it, but of course it is. Cheers, Rich

Imre Lakat on May 8, 2012

Spectacular nice photo, beautiful colors!

I like it!

May I wish you nice days, friendly greetings, Imre

Zygmunt Borowski on June 21

Wonderful landscape, good picture. like

greetings from Zygmunt

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 21, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.40)
    • Taken on 2005/01/30 11:51:24
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 12.53mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.190
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash