Where to Elope in Colorado?


I may be biased, but Colorado is the most beautiful place for your elopement! Our colorful mountaintops, lovely lakes, and breathtaking vistas complement the powerful feelings of your most important day. So, where’s the best place to elope in Colorado? As a Colorado elopement photographer, these are some of my top picks. 

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom embracing after intimate elopement

Sapphire Point 

First up is Sapphire Point. Sapphire Point is a popular spot for Colorado elopements, and it’s easy to see why! There’s a little ceremony area with adorable stone fencing and benches. From there, you can see the crystal blue water stretch all the way to the foot of the mountain. Don’t forget: you need a permit to elope here! 

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom kissing after elopement ceremony

Frisco, CO

There are some beautiful spots around Frisco, Colorado for your elopements! With the Blue River nearby and little lakes and the mountains, there’s no shortage of picturesque to exchange vows!

Colorado elopement photographer captures groom looking at bride

Loveland Pass

Enchanting mountain silhouettes are the prominent feature at Loveland Pass, which lies directly west of Denver. What could be better than exchanging ‘I Do’s’ at 11,991 feet!? 

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom under blanket during golden hour portraits

Lookout Mountain

Don’t decide where to elope in Colorado without at least visiting Lookout Mountain. A beautiful drive (or hike) to the top of this peak rewards you with the most incredible views. There are several different pull-offs and stops across Lookout Mountain to choose from, and you can take your pick from views of rolling Rocky Mountains to the west or Denver to the east!

A bride in black looks toward the camera, smiling, as her bride looks on in the background of their photo taken at Lookout Mountain by a Colorado elopement photographer

Chautauqua Park 

Next, if frolicking through a meadow with the flatirons at your back is a must for your Colorado elopement, there’s no place better than Chautauqua Park in Boulder. These meadows look incredible in every season. Be aware that a photographer’s permit is required for your session here. 

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom standing in field holding hands

Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs is home to the Garden of the Gods, a park famous for its majestic red rock pillars. It’s a great choice for elopement because the red rock will create a dynamic background for the white of your bridal gown! It’s definitely a standout location here in Colorado. Note that while no permit is required, the beautiful scenery draws crowds at all times and seasons so a private ceremony is harder to come by.

Colorado elopement photographer captures couple hugging on red rock after Colorado elopement

Clinton Gulch

And to wrap up our list, we’ve got Clinton Gulch near Leadville. This beautiful reservoir is nestled between snow-capped mountains and pine trees for most of the year. Grassy banks on the waterfront are the perfect spot for your Colorado elopement.

When you’ve got so many amazing options, how do you choose? When you’ve decided where to elope in Colorado, don’t forget to bring the right Colorado elopement photographer! I would love to play a part in your forever story—reach out! 

Colorado elopement photographer captures bride and groom embracing lakeside