5 Amazing Colorado Outdoor Locations To Have Your Intimate Wedding or Elopement
Trail Ridge Road
Rocky Mountain National Park
Whether it is an intimate wedding, elopement, or engagement session, Trail Ridge Road is the perfect (and one of the most beautiful) Colorado outdoor locations fully accessible by vehicle. With a peak elevation of over 12,000 feet, it’s the ideal place for both sunrise and sunset events, and an amazing way to experience the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Trail Ridge Road is also home to some of the most sought after & accessible tundra & alpine hiking. Sundance Mountain & Marmot Point are all within reasonable hiking distance, while Tombstone Ridge and an incredible view on Longs Peak can be accessed by foot in just under two miles via the Ute Trailhead.
While usually closed from early October to late May, Trail Ridge Road is the perfect place for Summer & Early Fall weddings & Elopements at any time of the day.
Chautauqua Park | Flatirons Vista
Boulder is home to one of the most iconic rock formations on the front range, The Flatirons. From the moment you fly into Denver, you can see them towering over the city of Boulder. This rock formation offers one of the best sunrise shoot locations, as the Flatirons are illuminated with golden, yet orange tones that can’t be found anywhere else.
While there are plenty of amazing places to catch sunrise or sunset views of the Flatirons, the famous Chautauqua Park or Flatirons Vista offers the purest views of just the grass plains and the rock formation.
Lost Gulch Overlook
Flagstaff Mountain | Boulder, Colorado
Located on Flagstaff Mountain just a few miles behind the Flatirons, Lost Gulch Overlook provides some of the purest views of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains peaks. At 8,000 ft, views of Arapahoe Peak and Mount Albion are in abundance, as well as Longs Peak & Mount Meeker further to the North.
This small, rocky, overlook is a perfect & convenient location for those in Boulder & Denver seeking an outdoor mountain elopement or engagement.
San Juan National Forest
Telluride | Ouray | Silverton | Durango | Eureka
Tucked away in Southwest Colorado, the San Juans are one of the quiet gems of the state, featuring an expansive and remote alpine backdrop, all along the Million Dollar Highway. With a collection of small mountain mining towns and remote wilderness, access to Colorado’s natural beauty is endless and has perfect locations for both dedicated outdoor enthusiasts, and modern, progressive, weddings.
Whether it is at high elevation overlooks, alpine rivers, small-town feels, or rustic mining lodges, the San Juans are the perfect place for your destination, yet in-state wedding or elopement.
Great Sand Dunes
National Park & Preserve
Located less than 4 hours from Denver, The Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve have quickly become one of the most sought after destinations for intimate weddings & elopements across the United States. With over 232 square miles of open space, the sand dunes offer one of the most unique backdrops featuring both sand dunes and snow-capped peaks of nine 14ers in the distance.
At its 650ft peak, ‘High Dune’ offers an incredible 360 view of the surrounding ranges, and an incredible blue hour sunrise or magically golden sunset, all within a mile hike.
Interested in having your intimate wedding or elopement in one of these locations or another that’s similar? Contact me below as I’d love to talk with you more!