Eloping in Colorado? Yay! 🙂 Deciding where to elope in Colorado is your first big step! Many of my clients live out of state and are planning a destination elopement in Colorado. I can only imagine how challenging it is to find the perfect location when you’re 1,200 miles away!

Often when a couple first emails me, they’re not quite sure where to even begin when it comes to deciding on a location for their elopement ceremony. Colorado is a big state and it is full of beautiful locations. Since I have the luxury of living and photographing in Colorado full-time, I have compiled a comprehensive list of locations that are perfect for elopements or intimate weddings.

My hope is that you will find this list of Colorado elopement locations helpful in narrowing down your choices. Colorado has so many different location to offer for couples looking to elope with beautiful scenery in the background. You can decide between private homes, National Parks, boutique hotels, ski lodges, mountain top locations….the options are endless! Sometimes it’s best to start with what type of venue or setting you’re looking for and then narrow things down from there.

Rest assured that all these locations will be beautiful, relatively easy to access (as long as you don’t mind a dirt road or chairlift every now and then!), intimate and a perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony. I have personally been to or photographed a wedding/elopement at each of these locations. So I can promise that they are all really lovely in person! 

I try my best to keep this list of CO elopement locations up to date, so check back frequently for new locations that have been added! If you have any questions about any of the locations listed below, please don’t hesitate to email me, becky@beckyyoungphotography.com. You can also  click here to learn more about the photography services that I offer for destination elopements in Colorado.

Private Home/Lodge Elopement Locations in Colorado
Bella Vista Estate (Steamboat Springs)
Bristlecone Ridge Ranch (La Veta)
Rubywood (Breckenridge)
Oso’s Overlook (Fraser/Winter Park)
Burgan Ranch (Breckenridge)
Swan River Retreat (Breckenridge)
Clifton Lodge (Breckenridge)
Golden View Lodge (Breckenridge)
Beaver’s Lodge (Breckenridge)
Meadow House (Keystone)
Alpenglow Villa (Steamboat Springs)
Ellis House (Grand Lake)
Star Mountain (Keystone)
A private log home in Breckenridge is a great location for a private elopement

Mountain Lodge Elopement Locations:
Devil’s Thumb Ranch (Tabernash)
Mount Princeton Hot Springs (Salida)
Lodge & Spa at Breckenridge
Little Nell (Aspen)
Dunton Hot Springs (Telluride)
Della Terra Mountain Chateau (Estes Park)
Black Canyon Inn (Estes Park)
Wild Basin Lodge (Estes Park)
Grand Lake Lodge
Piney River Ranch (Vail)
Cordillera (Vail)
Eureka Lodge (Silverton)
The Observatory at Alta Lakes (Telluride)

Winter Elopement Locations:
Sleigh ride (Snow Mountain Ranch)
Dog sledding (Winter Park & Breckenridge)
Snowmobile tour (Breckenridge)
Sapphire Point

Nature-Only Colorado Elopement Locations:
Maroon Bells (Aspen)
Sapphire Point (Keystone/Breck)
Boreas Pass (Breckenridge)
Sand Dunes National Park
Shrine Pass (Vail)
Julia’s Deck (Vail)
Lookout Mountain (Golden)
Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs)
Rocky Mountain National Park (click here for more info about eloping in RMNP)
Sunrise Amphitheater (Boulder)

A lakeside elopement in Telluride Colorado with beautiful mountain views in the background

Mountain Restaurant Elopement Locations:
Ski Tip Lodge (Keystone)
Wedgewood (Boulder)
Little Nell (Aspen)
Trapper’s Cabin (Beaver Creek)
Beano’s Cabin (Beaver Creek)
Alpenglo Stube (Keystone)
Allred’s (Telluride)
Game Creek (Vail)

Mountain-Top Elopement Locations:
Granby Ranch
Vail Wedding Deck
San Sophia Overlook (Telluride)
Aspen Wedding Deck
Solitude Station (Copper Mountain)
Keytop Overlook deck, Keystone
Black Mountain Lodge (Arapahoe Basin)
Beaver Creek Wedding Deck
Winter Park Ski Resort
Loveland Pass
Trail Ridge Road, RMNP
YMCA of the Rockies (Estes Park)

A private mountain top location for small wedding at Solitude Station at Copper Mountain Resort

Mountain Chapel/Church Locations
Agape Outpost (Breckenridge)
Peaceful Valley Ranch Chapel
Beaver Creek Chapel (Beaver Creek)
St. Albans Outdoor Chapel (Snowy Mountains, WY)

Colorado Ranch Elopement Locations
C Lazy U (Granby)
Vista Verde (Steamboat Springs)
Saddleback Ranch (Steamboat Springs)
T Lazy 7 (Aspen)
Smith Fork Ranch (Aspen/Telluride)
Piney River Ranch (Vail)
Blue Lake Ranch (Durango)
Strawberry Creek Ranch (Granby)
Aspen Canyon Ranch (Silverthorne)
Shadow Mountain Ranch (Granby)
Snow Mountain Ranch (Granby)

Bed & Breakfast Elopement Locations
Meadow Creek B&B
Willowtail Springs (Durango)
Taharaa (Estes Park)
The Victorian (Steamboat Springs)
Wild Horse Inn (Winter Park)
Highland Haven (Evergreen)
Della Terra Mountain Chateau (Estes Park)

Bride and groom at a remote destination mountain elopement location in the mountains

Secret Locations
Did you know I keep a running list of “secret” spots that I want to photograph elopements at? These are usually locations I stumble upon while out hiking, driving through the woods, camping and location scouting. I reserve this list of locations for clients who have already hired me (hey, I keep them secret for a reason!) so I can’t share any of the details here but if this is something that sparks your interest, let’s chat! 🙂

Looking for a more information about elopement photography pricing and info? Click here for pricing info and here for an FAQ about eloping in Colorado. To inquire about booking your date for an elopement or intimate wedding in Colorado, just send an email to Becky@beckyyoungphotography.com I look forward to hearing all about your upcoming plans!

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