Western Colorado has some of the best high altitude off-roading and overlanding in the country.
Visiting Mount Sneffels during Blue Hour, just before sunrise, or Molas Lake just after sunrise, camping opportunities and gorgeous vistas are plentiful.
Landscape photographers are – or rather have to be – early risers. While sunset provides nice golden and blue light as well, getting up way before sunrise almost always guarantees few, if any, people to deal with while shooting. (Click for the full-sized versions!)