Photography in a canyon can be difficult. Lighting is tricky, especially when the sun is low as it causes overly contrasty images. This is especially true of photography in Eldorado Canyon, which has steep sides and is oriented East to West. There are numerous blogs that discuss photography in a particular canyon. I came across
Summary The First and Second Flatiron Trail is an out-and-back hike of just 1.4 miles each way (2.7 miles round-trip). This is a short, but steep hike (11° average), with an elevation change of 1,420 vertical feet. I would rate this hike as difficult owing to the altitude gain, rocky terrain and rock scramble near
Overview The Eldorado Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail of 3.25 miles each way (6.5 miles round-trip). There are steep climbs at the beginning and end, with an elevation change of 1,585 vertical feet. I would rate this hike as moderately difficult due to the climb and rocky terrain: it is a great day hike.