If you’re looking for the perfect spot to take your wedding photos, Colorado is the place for you and has an abundance of locations. From mountain landscapes, peaceful meadows, turquoise lakes, waterfalls to rustic barns. There are endless photo opportunities in this beautiful state and as a wedding photographer’s playground.
In this blog post, we will explore some of the best spots for wedding photos in Colorado. So if you’re getting married soon, be sure to check out these amazing locations!
Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness
One of the most popular spots for a wedding photoshoot is Maroon Bells in Colorado. The beautiful mountains that surround it provide an incredible backdrop and picturesque scenery! It’s also close to Aspen, so your guests can make their way there after they’ve taken photos at Maroon Bells or before heading off on a ski vacation.
Mount Falcon Castle
Mount Falcon Castle was built as a get-a-way home in 1902 and has been used ever since then as one spot where couples love taking wedding photos. This historic building offers three floors with many different rooms, each decorated differently than the other but all featuring stunning views of its surrounding countryside!
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park provides endless opportunities and so many different locations can be visited in one day. Couples that simply eloped find the national park to be filled with scenic locations while offering privacy. In the fall Rocky Mountain National Park becomes a kaleidoscope of amber and rust red leaves with golden yellow aspens. Accommodations can be easily found outside of the park in Estes Park in cabins, hotels, luxury airbnbs and cottages that border the scenic mountain range.
Locations to consider for a Rocky Mountain National Park Wedding include:
- Bear Lake
- Alberta Falls
- Gore Range Overlook
- Morraine Park
- Gem Lake
- Mummy Range
Sapphire Point Overlook
Despite being landlocked, Colorado has some of the most enchanting bodies of water; one of them being Dillon Lake. This location is a favorite for Colorado elopements because of the privacy to get married and the proximity to Dillon, Colorado(a charming town that creates the Dillon Ice Castles every winter), yet it’s still easy to hike and offers incredible views. This location is not only great for summer elopements but also winter ones with ideal wedding parties consisting of 20 people or less.
Flattops Wilderness Area
Flattops wilderness area is one spot where couples love taking their wedding photos. This area features stunning landscapes and breathtaking views with over 230,00 acres of subalpine forests, basalt volcanic cliffs, 160 miles of trails, “a ghost forest” and a diverse ecosystem that supports herds of large mammals like mule deer and elk.
Some of the most scenic locations within the Flattops are:
- Sleepy Cat Peak
- Trapper’s Peak
- Devil’s Causeway
- Finger Rock
Golden Gate Canyon State Park
The park has some great spots for photos with your wedding party or even just you two if you want something more intimate! You’ll be able to capture stunning pictures surrounded by lush forests that provide an abundance of color when fall comes around all while being only 30 miles from Denver.
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Eldorado Canyon State Park is one of Colorado’s most beautiful parks and features the famous red rock formations seen in many films such as Indiana Jones Last Crusade or True Grits. This location is truly for the adventurous couple and is a mecca for rock climbers with rock walls that are towering and deep cave systems all while being about 20 minutes from Boulder, Colorado. There are so many different hiking trails throughout this area which gives couples opportunities to take unique pictures in different areas.
Eldora Ski Resort
Indian Peaks National Forest: Eldora is a ski resort that offers 35 runs and terrain for all abilities. This mountain wedding venue provides stunning views of the Continental Divide, Arapaho Glacier and Wild Basin Wilderness Area. Bowls can be rented out for intimate ceremonies or receptions in Colorado’s outdoors with breathtaking views. The location is also extremely convenient because it’s only 20 minutes from Boulder!
Garden of the Gods Park
The Garden of the Gods Park has been featured on many different lists as one place where people love to go get their pictures taken at weddings due to its awe-inspiring, natural beauty that was created over 300 million years ago where red and pink sedimentary rock formations meet juniper greens forests. The 1,367 acre national park is located 15 minutes from Colorado Springs, has snow capped mountains, lush green terrain, colorful rock formations, a 35 foot waterfall, and an old-style Victorian gazebo which is a popular spot for wedding photos.
Garden of the Gods Park Wedding Locations to consider:
- Balanced Rock Trailhead
- Siamese Twins Area
- Peristyle Garden (fees may apply)
- Kissing Camels Overlook Point (fee required)
San Juan Mountains
Our San Juan Mountains are some of the most photographed mountains in North America and for good reason! They offer a dramatic backdrop for wedding photos with peaks that rise to over 14,000 feet and provide Colorado wedding photographers with endless opportunities. The towns located in this area make great locations for a small mountain wedding as well. Towns within the San Juan mountains like Telluride and Ouray, Colorado offer couples an abundance of accommodations with mountain themed boutique hotels and luxury ski resorts.
Serene mountainscapes are in abundance in Colorado and the possibilities are endless when it comes to choosing the perfect spot to create scenic wedding images. Colorado is overflowing with wildlife from bears, elk, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and moose; so be sure to be safe and don’t be surprised if wildlife make an appearance in your wedding photos.