Colorado Elopement Locations

Eloping in Colorado? Yay! 🙂 Deciding where to elope in Colorado is your first big step! The vast majority of my clients live out of state and are planning a destination elopement somewhere in Colorado’s enormous landscape. 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. All they know is that traditional wedding planning isn’t for them and they have a deep desire to elope in Colorado. Colorado is a big state and it is full of beautiful locations, so it can easily become overwhelming to narrow down your ceremony location. 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 locations to offer for couples looking to elope with beautiful scenery in the background. You can decide between little cabins in the woods, 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 away!

This list is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to where to elope in Colorado! Part of my services for every one of our clients is providing detailed location advice and help in the wedding planning process. This is true for all of   Andrea & Danielle‘s clients as well! Once we have your wedding date secured, we’ll talk through your vision for the day and I will help you narrow down your options to the best location that fits what you are looking for. Once we decide on a location, I will also happily help out with vendor referrals and any other type of elopement planning help you need! It is my joy to help our clients bring the vision they have of eloping in Colorado to life. I love to help in the planning part just as much as I love to actually photograph elopements!

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 at 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

Colorado 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)
Eureka Lodge (Silverton)
The Observatory at Alta Lakes (Telluride)
Mountain Wedding Garden (Crested Butte)

Winter Elopement Locations in Colorado:
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)
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

Colorado 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 in Colorado:
Granby Ranch
Vail Wedding Deck
San Sophia Overlook (Telluride)
Aspen Wedding Deck
Solitude Station (Copper Mountain)
Keytop Overlook, 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)

Colorado State Park Elopement Locations
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

 Ranch Elopement Locations in Colorado
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)
Midnight Ranch (Steamboat Springs)

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 of Colorado

Secret Locations
I also keep a running list of “secret” elopement locations 🙂 These are usually locations I stumble upon while out hiking, driving through the woods, camping or location scouting. I don’t share them here because, well, they’re secret! Most of them are waaaay off the beaten path and work best for couples who are looking for some adventure and are willing to drive and/or hike a little further into the wilderness with me. Once get a date reserved, we can definitely talk further to see if one of these amazing locations would work for your elopement or intimate wedding!

A bride and groom elope at Piney River Ranch outside of Vail Colorado on a sunny fall afternoon

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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!