Colorado Elopement Location Ideas


A Colorado elopement is full of possibilities, and you may be surprised by the great diversity of landscapes, colors, and features offered here. But where’s the best spot for your elopement? Here are some amazing Colorado elopement location ideas.

Colorado elopement photographer photographs a couple laughing together on red mountain sand with a mountain vista in the background

Spots to Camp

Looking for a place to relax during your big day? Check out these campgrounds. Each have unique features and make for a great honeymoon location for after the ceremony! 

North Rim Campground

Gunnison National Park hosts North Rim campground, a cool, tree-lined camping spot to create a great home base during your Colorado elopement. Another perk of North Rim: nights are perfect for stargazing. 

Saddlehorn Campground

This site in Grand Junction is a great viewing point for the iconic rocky vistas that are so unique to the Rocky Mountains. Look for red rock buttes, sage, and aged wood to add character to your Colorado elopement.

Baby Doe Campground

Reserve a shaded spot next to Turquoise Lake for your Colorado elopement. A great option if you want the best of both worlds: clear water and dense evergreen forest exist simultaneously in this campground.



What says “destination elopement” better than a waterfall? Here’s a few of my faves. 

South Clear Creek Falls

A secluded waterfall hides behind South Clear Creek Campground in San Juan National Forest. These falls spill over a rocky outcropping in a romantic elopement spot. 

Rifle Falls 

Rifle Falls State Park’s triple 80ft tall waterfall would be an incredible Colorado elopement spot. Each fountain spills out into a lovely river-marshland. 

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride are some of the most famous falls in Colorado, and there’s a reason why it’s a beloved couple’s spot. The falls and lake below are picture-perfect for your elopement.



Colorado is renowned for incredible mountain vacays. Here’s two prominent locations that might be right for your elopement. 

Mount Elbert

The highest summit in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Elbert is the crown jewel of Colorado elopements. While the hike to the peak is arduous, there are a lot of trails that will lead to picturesque photos at the foot of this mountain. 

Flagstaff Mountain

Located in Boulder, Flagstaff Mountain is a great choice for a Colorado elopement. Rent an amphitheater for your ceremony and take photos amidst the pines. 


Alpine Lakes For Your Colorado Elopement Location

These hidden gems are sure to provide the dreamiest elopement photos. 

Chasm Lake

The sheer, rocky cliffs that surround Chasm Lake would make for a stunning Colorado elopement at sunset. Because of snow and ice on the trail during winter months, this locale is better enjoyed in summer or autumn. 

Gore Lake

A moderate hike in Vail will lead to views of the mirror enchantment of Gore Lake. In the spring, this lake is surrounded by wildflowers. Don’t let the fear of a moderate hike keep you from this special view. 


My priority as a Colorado elopement photographer is to give you the photography of your dreams. If you need some personalized advice on what’s the best place to elope for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

When you’ve found the right location, book your bit day here.

sunset wedding pictures with bride and groom holding hands and walking through a field together with the mountains in the distance as the sun shines right over them