The Best Places to Elope in Colorado

So, you’ve made the decision to elope, CONGRATS! Now is the fun part – deciding where you want to elope. Think about a place that inspires you, moves you, and makes you feel at home. Find the place for a fairytale and make it yours.

Eloping in Colorado gives you epic views of 15 mountain ranges, 54 peaks over 10,000 feet, alpine lakes, and a variety of gorgeous backdrops, there’s no question as to why you wouldn’t want to elope in Colorado.

Because Colorado has so many different landscapes, beautiful hikes, and lots of room for exploring, I’m here to help inspire you and narrow down where to elope in Colorado.

As a Colorado resident of seven years, I have years of experience exploring this beautiful state and I’m here to help. The majesty and dignity of this landscape both inspire and reflect the majesty and dignity of each individual that gets to experience it. 

Not sure where to go? Here are the best places to elope in Colorado:

Lake Isabelle

One of my favorite places in Colorado for many reasons. The ease of getting here from Denver is a big draw for couples looking to do a sunrise hike and the hike itself is easy for couples not used to the altitude. You’re rewarded with waterfalls, wild flowers and a stunning alpine lake setting.

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Lake Isabelle

McCullough Gulch

McCullough Gulch – One of the biggest draws to this beautiful alpine lake is the drive to get here. You’ll go through a pass of aspen trees and catch the beautiful Quandary Peak for lots of pictures before and after your vow ceremony. This spectacular lake has a long, open shore with many good vantages and nooks to explore.

Silver Dollar Lake

An easy hike up with epic views of the continental divide. You’re rewarded with a beautiful alpine lake with mount Bierstadt behind you. You might even catch some mountain goats or bighorn sheep that are known to be roaming the area!

Ute Trail

A great out and back that is super easy considering the epic views you’ll get. This will give you full 360 panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains from everywhere you look. Great for hopping out of the car and walking around to explore. You might even run into some elk!  

Ute Trail at Sunset

Rocky Mountain National Park

Pine trees, high-mountain lake, and mountain peaks are just three things you will see when eloping in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Make your elopement into a weekend adventure and rent a lakeside cabin to cozy up in after a day of hiking and vows!

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Mount Evans

Surrounded by one of the most iconic 14ers in Colorado, you’ll find mountain goats, sweeping views, wildlife and a beautiful alpine lake where you can catch reflections of the beautiful mountain Evans behind you. A little exploring and you can catch views of Chicago Lakes below.

Guanella Pass

A pass with some of the planet’s most breathtaking panoramas — and even some that you can enjoy without having to break a sweat. This road includes picturesque views of both nature and architecture; and it transports you into the serenity of nature, as well as seemingly back in time.

Guanella Pass

Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road – 48 miles of open air and epic backdrops. Your options are unlimited in this area and you’ll be sure to come away with beautiful pictures of your day! You’ll also see Longs Peak, the highest mountain in the park, and many of its neighbors, including Mount Meeker and Mount Lady Washington.

Trail Ridge Road

The Paint Mines

The sandstone-capped spires, rolling hills, and gorgeo us clay is the perfect backdrop for your elopement! The diverse location gives you plenty of opportunities to find that extra special spot to get married and take stunning photos.

Paint Mines

The Great Sand Dunes

With trails leading to forests, wetlands, and alpine lakes, the 149,000 acres of sand dunes are surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks that extend for miles. Hike, fish, or simply set up a picnic in the middle of the dunes and enjoy a magical day.

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Sand Dunes

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