Rocky mountain national park elopement

Eloping has evolved beyond a simple courthouse affair: it’s now an opportunity to exchange vows in breathtaking landscapes! One of our favorite locations for elopements or intimate wedding ceremonies is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This national park is the perfect location for a mountain elopement. With lush green forests, fields of snow, stark mountain tundra, stunning alpine lakes, there are so many gorgeous backdrops to choose from!

Likewise, a Rocky Mountain National Park elopement has some great logistical advantages as the park is less than a 2 hour drive from the Denver Airport and near to the very charming town of Estes Park. This is a great option if you would like to include family members or friends in your wedding ceremony! Plus, many of these locations are accessible without the need for extensive hiking and as a family we’ve found many enjoyable activities and options for family members of all hiking levels and ages!

However, timing is key when planning a Colorado elopement. Notably, the park’s accessibility varies with the seasons. In June (when the images below were taken) snow was still present on the mountaintops. And in late September through early October vibrant autumn hues from aspen trees will provide a gorgeous golden backdrop. So it is important to consider the seasonal nuances when selecting your elopement date. Overall if you are considering an elopement in a gorgeous location, we highly recommend Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Capturing these moments along with such stunning scenery was a dream come true! View more of our destination weddings and elopements on the blog! 

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