The Power of Landscapes:
The Lone Cone

What inspires an artist to do what they do?

I am not an artist, but I can see one common denominator amongst our local artists who live in the Southwest Colorado.  The Lone Cone Mountain.  If you are unfamiliar with the Lone Cone it is a volcanic mountain that is part of the San Juan mountain range.  Located South of Norwood and west of Telluride Colorado, the Lone Cone is just as its name describes. 

A lone mountain with no surrounding siblings on the horizon. 

Strikingly beautiful in all seasons, in the winter its capped in snow with its base covered in bare limbed Aspens, Scrub Oaks and snow dusted Pines. Spring and Summer bring life to the mountain with budding green trees and grassy hillsides turning bright, fed by fresh snow melt and sunshine.  Then Fall follows portraying a starkly dark beauty shrouded in the colorful foliage of Autumn. 

With all these stunning seasonal changes this is one inspiring volcanic mountain. 

Below we have composed some incredible pieces of Lone Cone Art.  Paintings, woodblock art, and photography are among the various mediums used to immortalize the majestic mountain.

Do you have a favorite?

Lone Cone across Miramonte
by Shirley Miller


by Jerrod Fast

Lone Cone in Fall

by Ann Swift

Lone Cone beyond Miramonte

submitted by Stephanie Story-Miller

photograph by Jeremy Spor

Lone Cone

by Jackson Ordean

Lone Cone

by Ann Swift

Lone Cone

woodblock print by Meredith Nemirov

Deer in Winter

print by Meredith Nemirov

Lone Cone from Dry Creek Basin

photo by Mont Snyder

Lone Cone Mountain

Baby, Dog, Cone

submitted by Jodie Bennett

Lone Cone Mountain


photo by Bronwyn Wells

Lone Cone Mountain

Lone Cone thru the Pines

photo by Bronwyn Wells

Tell us which is your favorite and we will enter you into a drawing (The Power of Landscapes: The Lone Cone), to win a print of your choice* of one of four incredible Lone Cone artworks. 

We would also like to invite you to send us your favorite painting or photograph of the Lone Cone.  Simply email it to and we will load it to this page for others to enjoy as well!

*Each Painting with a star on it will be in The Power of Landscapes: The Lone Cone Drawing

Here is how to participate in the drawing:

1. Use the boxes below to enter,


2. Go to and enter there! Don't forget to like us while you are there commenting on your favorite Lone Cone art!

Which is your favorite Lone Cone Painting or Photograph?

Please tell us which your favorite is and we will enter you into a drawing to win a print of one of four featured paintings.

What Other Visitors Have Said

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Lone Cone mountain 
Lone Cone Mountain, my happy place

Fallorado by Jerrod Fast What an Amazing photo of the Lone Cone Surrounded in all the Beauty of the snow. Gorgeous.

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Fallorado by Jarod Fast Nancy Setzer Pyland

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I think that Jerrod has a wonderful eye and captures the "Fall Feeling"!

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fallorado is my vote

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Fallorado By Jerrod fast

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My vote is for Fallorado

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What if I like more than one? They are in two different categories. One is real the other one is kind of abstract. #1A is Jerrod Fast: Fallorado …

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