Best Places To Elope in Colorado

As elopement photographers and videographers, we've curated a list of the best places to elope in Colorado. From alpine lakes to rugged mountains and aspen forests, you'll discover the most stunning Colorado elopement locations.

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Best Places to Elope in Colorado

Where To Elope in Colorado

You truly have endless options when it comes to where to elope in Colorado! The are so many locations in Colorado for your small wedding or adventure elopement. The state has everything from epic mountain views, sand dunes, red rocks, alpine lakes, aspen forests and everything in between. There are lots of accessible locations in Colorado, meaning you can get epic views without hiking!

Aspen is a popular mountain town in Colorado known for its world class ski resorts, luxury accommodation, cultural attractions and natural beauty.

Whether you choose the Maroon Bells Amphitheater for your small wedding or opt for a hiking elopement to an alpine lake, Aspen is the perfect destination.

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge is a mountain just a couple hours from Denver. It features many accessible alpine lakes and mountainous trails. There's also many OHV trails that take you right to the mountain tops!

LOCATION - BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

Distance From Denver - 2 hour drive

Elevation - 9,600ft

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Crested Butte

Crested Butte is an incredible mountain town known as the wildflower capital. Go in July or early August to try to catch the colorful mountain sides! Home to many stunning lakes and aspen forests.

LOCATION - Crested Butte, colorado

hike - Varies

Permit + fees - Varies

guest count - varies

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a unique elopement location in Southern Colorado that features sand dunes, mountains and the Medano River! Spend the night under the stars at the nearby campsite.

LOCATION - great sand dunes national park, colorado

hike - varies

Permit + fees - Permit required, $200

guest count - Up to 15 guests max.

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San Juan National Forest

The San Juan Mountains, located in South West Colorado, features some of the most picturesque mountains in the state. Nearby to trendy towns like Telluride, Durango and Ouray, it's the perfect elopement locations.

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Vail

Vail is a ski resort town located within the White River National Forest, home to many stunning mountain locations. Upper Piney River is pictured here, which is the same location as the venue Piney River Ranch.

LOCATION - Vail, Co

hike - VARIES

Permit + fees - VARIES

guest count - varies

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Boulder

There are various locations for elopements and micro weddings in Boulder. From very accessible elopement locations such as Brainard Lake and venues like Sunrise Amphitheater.

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Loveland Pass Wedding

Loveland Pass is the perfect place for an accessible mountain wedding. This means you can get the epic mountain views, without the hiking requirement! It's also close to Pass Lake, which is also very accessible.

LOCATION - Loveland Pass, colorado

hike - None

Permit + fees - none

guest count - varies

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You won't find the best locations online. You need a Colorado elopement photographer who has spent time exploring the state and scouting locations in person.

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Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most iconic locations to get married in Colorado, but the ceremony permit can be difficult to obtain as they only give out 100 per year. However, you can still take photos within the park and with us your photo permit & fee is covered!

LOCATION - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

hike - varies (but most are very accessible)

Permit + fees - permit required, $300

guest count - varies, but 30 max

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Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells amphitheater is available for ceremonies only, needs to be reserved 1 year in advance and sells out extremely quickly.

LOCATION - snowmass, colorado

hike - none

Permit + fees - reservation required, $200

guest count - up to 50

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Garden of the Gods Wedding

Garden of the Gods is a popular location in Colorado Springs for elopements, micro-weddings and just for tourists! Since it's a busy spot with no reservation system, you'll want to elope at sunrise on a weekday.

LOCATION - garden of the gods, Colorado Springs, co

hike - VARIES, BUT TYPICALLY NONE

Permit + fees - none

guest count - Up to 50 guests max.

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Sunrise Amphitheater is a wedding venue in Boulder available from 6am-9pm, May 1st-Oct 30th. It's a good option for those who are planning a wedding with guests and would like a very accessible location.

LOCATION - Sunrise Amphitheater, Boulder, CO

hike - None

Permit + fees - Reservation required, $100-$400

guest count - Up to 100 guests max.

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Sapphire Point Overlook is a viewpoint and micro wedding venue overlooking Dillon Reservoir that sits at 9,500ft. You can reserve the popular elopement location for up to 2 hours with a small fee.

LOCATION - Swan Mountain Rd, Dillon, CO 80435

hike - 0.6 mile loop

Permit + fees - Reservation required, $110.

guest count - up to 35 guests max

*very busy location*

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Small Wedding Venues in Colorado

Are you planning a wedding with a larger guest count or are interested in having a more traditional venue and wedding reception? If so, a small wedding venue might be the best option for your Colorado wedding.

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We're a husband and wife team specializing in elopement photography and videography in Colorado. We believe eloping is the best way to get married, so much so that we did it ourselves! We know it can feel overwhelming not knowing where to start, which is why we help couples set a date, pick a location, make a timeline, etc!

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Elopement Packages

It might seem counterintuitive to look for a photographer before you have an exact location and date set, but trust us on this one. If you're looking for some help finding the perfect location, an elopement photographer who specializes in the area you're considering will be a huge help to you.

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Professional photography and optional videography services from an experienced husband/wife team who've photographed over 150 weddings together. Posing guidance and direction to make you feel and look great in front of the camera, no experience necessary.

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Planning Guide

A 50+ page digital planning guide to help you through the whole elopement planning process. Including tips on booking travel and lodging, buying your attire, activity ideas, packing checklists, including family and more.

Custom Location Guide

A list of all the most beautiful locations in the area you choose based on scenery, accessibility, permits and logistics. We do the work so you don't have to!

Timeline Creation

We'll craft a timeline that fits all the locations, activities, and moments you have planned for your day as well as consider ideal lighting and making sure your whole experience is relaxed and stress free.

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