Colorado Elopement Locations

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 800 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. It’s also helpful to think through how far you want to drive from Denver or whichever airport you may be flying into. Colorado is a huge state and some locations are a 7+ hour drive!

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!

Part of my services for every client who hires myself, Andrea or Danielle is providing detailed location advice. I know that even having a great list of options can still feel overwhelming. So we’ll talk through your vision, your travel radius and I can help you narrow down your options to the best location that will fit your wedding. Once we decide on a location, I also happily help out with vendor referrals and any other type of planning help you need!

If you have any questions about any of the locations listed below, please don’t hesitate to email me, 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)
Mountain Wedding Garden (Crested Butte)

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

Natural Colorado Elopement Locations:
Maroon Bells (Aspen)
Sapphire Point (Keystone/Breck)
Sand Dunes National Park
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)
Crested Butte Land Trust

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
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)

State Parks
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Golden Gate State Park
Ridgway State Park
Roxborough State Park
Mueller State Park
Sylvan Lake State Park

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)
Four Mile Creek B&B (Glenwood Springs)

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

Secret Locations
I also keep a running list of “secret” locations. These are usually locations I stumble upon while out hiking, driving through the woods, camping and location scouting. Most of them are waaaay off the beaten path and work best for couples who are willing to drive and/or hike a little further into the wilderness with me. I don’t share these locations publicly but once you’ve reserved your date with me, we can definitely chat further to see if one of these locations would work for your elopement or intimate wedding!

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Becky Young Photography is based in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. I specialize in elopements and intimate weddings for couples who love the great outdoors as much as they love each other.
My style is simple, clean and always reflects the natural beauty of Colorado. I travel all over the state of Colorado photographing elopements and intimate weddings. Most of the elopements that I photograph take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Some of the locations I travel to include: Crested Butte, Breckenridge, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Keystone, Ouray and Vail. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about eloping in Colorado or planning an intimate wedding, I would be happy to answer any questions you have!