Best Places to Elope in Colorado

bride and groom standing on a mountain in rocky mountain national park in colorado

Colorado is a beautiful state! It is has mountain views, alpine lakes and waterfalls. The variety of landscapes makes it one of the best places to say, “I Do!” Colorado is an outdoor enthusiasts playground and has something for everyone.

With thousands of hiking trails, national parks, and forests many couples who are looking to have an adventure come here. Furthermore, if you’re an animal lover you can also find wildlife wondering about. If you’re lucky one might even wonder through the background of your photos!

With all of these things in mind it can feel a bit overwhelming to figure out where the best place in Colorado to elope. That’s why I wanted to create this guide, and help you narrow down your choices. Keep reading to learn more about my favorite spots in Colorado!

Couple walking along lake shoreline in wedding attire at blue lakes in breckenridge colorado

Vail, CO

Vail is one of my favorite places because it sits at the base of Vail Mountain and the town is super quaint. It is home to the massive Vail Ski Resort and many other famous hotels. Vail is located in the White River National Forest, and is popular for skiing and snowboarding. Summer is a popular time for people to visit as well. In the summer you can find golfing, hiking, mountain biking and festivals.

bride and groom reading their private vows on top of a mountain vail colorado
bride and groom standing in a field ontop of a mountain in vail colorado

Breckenridge, CO

Breckenridge is a name that many people know, especially if you are apart of the skiing and snowboarding community. However, this town is beautiful year round and offers several activities. Breckenridge is under 2 hours from Denver making it convenient for many people. It is surrounded by mountains and is close to many other popular destinations. Additionally, with other popular towns nearby, it gives you several choices when deciding where to eat, sleep and tour.

bride and groom holding hands on the bank of lake in breckenridge colorado
close-up portrait of bride and grooms faces in front of an alpine lake in Breckenridge Colorado

Estes Park, CO

Estes Park is located outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. This mountain town has family owned shops and restaurants to explore. Estes Park sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. The entrance into Estes Park is hard to beat. Lake Estes can be seen as soon as you reach the edge of town. There are several locations around Estes Park that make for the perfect backdrop for elopements. Also, Estes Park is another location that is conveniently located from Denver International Airport and has several nearby towns and popular hiking trails.

bride and groom standing on a rock face in rocky mountain national park
groom kissing his bride on the temple during their elopement ceremony in rocky mountain national park

Dillon, CO

Dillon is one of my favorite places because it is easily accessible year round. In the center of town you can find Dillon reservoir. It has several overlooks and campgrounds making it a convenient location for eloping couples. Lake Dillon is a tad more affordable and is super easy to get too. If you are coming from Denver, you will see the beautiful lake views as you crest over the hill – it’s hard to miss!

bride and groom standing in a meadow in dillon colorado
groom twirling bride around in a field

Ready to Start Planning Your Colorado Elopement?

Colorado is one of the best places to elope. I would love to help you find the best locations within this beautiful state. Reach out here to get started.