Road Trip Weddings: 14 Of The Best Elopement Destinations In Colorado

Searching for a gorgeous place to elope, but don't want to get on a plane or travel far from home? Thanks to Colorado's picturesque landscape you can exchange vows with a majestic Rocky Mountain backdrop, surrounded by towering trees in a National Forest, on the shores of an impossibly blue alpine lake, among sandstone-capped spires, or in a chic industrial loft looking over the city. Whatever your wedding day style is, adventure awaits at these perfect local hotspots!


Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, this popular destination is known for it's beautiful and unique scenery, like the glacier-carved Pikes Peak, the iconic red-sandstone rock formations in the Garden of the Gods Park, and Pike's National Forest.

Garden of the Gods Resort and Club

Colorado Springs, CO

Fab Features: extraordinary resort with unparalleled mountain views • variety of on-site accommodations from basic rooms to three-bedroom casitas • fantastic amenities including a decadent wellness spa

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Painted Mines

Photography | Moose and Bear

Fab Features: historic park in the eastern plains, northwest of Colorado Springs • colorful rock formations with sandstone-capped spires and hoodoos • endless photo ops in this open space full of natural wonders


Just an hour North of Denver, this thriving city is home to 20 award-winning craft breweries, Horsetooth Mountain, and some incredible whitewater rapids.

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Bellvue, CO

Fab Features: iconic music venue located in the gorgeous Poudre Canyon • ceremonies beside a meandering river • endless photo ops in the open space surrounded by rocky, tree-covered hills

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $
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Aspen Grove at Sundance Trail

Red Feather Lakes, CO

Fab Features: working dude ranch with views of sprawling countryside and the Rocky Mountains • elopements and micro-weddings in the Labyrinth Garden • intimate celebrations in the gazebo perched at the edge of a large reflecting pond

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $
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One of the U.S.'s most visited national parks, this 415-square-mile natural playground boasts gorgeous mountains, forests, and alpine tundra. For summer elopements plan between June - September when the snow is mostly melted.

The Historic Stanley Hotel

Estes Park, Colorado

Fab Features: majestic hotel set at 7,500 feet with panoramic views of Longs Peak and Lake Estes • say "I do" in front of the beautiful snow-capped Rocky Mountains or in the beautiful Rose Garden • indoor ceremonies backed by a glass wall overlooking a pond

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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T Lazy 7 Lodge

Aspen, Colorado

Fab Features: exchange vows surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness • al fresco celebrations in the stunning meadow or the stately 2-story log cabin • stay in one of their comfortable cabins or camp beneath the stars at Chuckwagon Grounds

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Mile High City sees 300 days of sunshine a year, has a thriving cultural scene, great craft breweries, and sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

The Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens

Denver, CO

Fab Features: 1890 Victorian mansion boasting a regal, third-floor ballroom • spacious patio with romantic bistro lighting • dreamy garden ceremony site with a lattice gazebo

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder has a vibrant downtown with sweeping views of the Flatirons and a ton of outdoor options for eloping thanks to the surrounding parks and forests.

Flagstaff House Restaurant

Boulder, Colorado

Photography | Celebrate Again

Fab Features: historic 1929 cabin-turned-elegant restaurant • large, picturesque windows offer stunning views of downtown Boulder • several outdoor terraces for ceremonies

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center

Allenspark, CO

Fab Features: family-run rustic lodge retreat • variety of ceremony locations from meadow peak to river run • shaded receptions on the outdoor patio

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Chautauqua Park

Photography | Wild Heart Visuals

Fab Features: 14-acre park with stunning views of the Flatirons • exchange vows in a wildflower meadow • endless photo ops along the hiking trails and open space

Lake Isabelle

Photography | Samuel Marz

Fab Features: secluded alpine lake surrounded by rugged Mountain peaks • located an hour west of Boulder and 13 miles north of Nederland


Less than a 2-hour drive from Denver International Airport, this area provides a stunning setting for your vows year-round and is surrounded by quaint mountain towns, alpine lakes, and endless hiking trails.

Copper Mountain Resort

Frisco, CO

Fab Features: chairlift ride up the mountain to exchange vows • ceremonies surrounded by towering pines and gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range • celebrate after at JJ's Rocky Mountain Tavern, the CB Grille, or Hasty's

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Sapphire Point

Photography | IN Photography

Fab Features: exchange vows at an elevation of 9,500-ft with a stunning backdrop of the Dillion Reservoir • reservations available for a 2-hour block for private gatherings • portable chairs and other furniture is allowed


Located a short drive from the Mexico border, this region still feels a little bit undiscovered. Its rich history offers quintessential Old West vibes alongside an exquisite mountainous landscape.

The Black Diamond Lodge

Durango, CO

Fab Features: dreamy destination ski lodge, bar, and event venue in the beautiful Hermosa Valley • panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains from the lovely al fresco ceremony sites and the mountain-chic reception spaces • cozy on-site lodging in hotel-style rooms and condos ensures the party continues all weekend long

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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