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A Guide to Eloping in Rocky Mountain National Park
Why Elope at RMNP
Beauty:First off the beauty of the park is amazing. You can drive for miles and you will see different scenery from amazing views, wildlife, and more.
Easily get Married: Also, eloping in Colorado is so easy. You can obtain your online Marriage Certificate online here for just $30. Just get it 35 days before you plan on eloping! Make an appointment to finish the process and have it returned within 63 days of the ceremony! All of this information, and more, can be located here. You can even Self-Solemnize in Colorado meaning you do not have to have an officiant! That information can be located in the above links as well.
Obtain a Permit to get Married in RMNP
You can easily obtain a Special Use Permit for a ceremony at a certain location. There is an application fee of $300 and you can submit your request within one calendar year of your planned ceremony. You can get the information on how to do that here.
Ceremony Locations Inside RMNP
All information has been gathered from the Rocky Mountain National Park Service Website. Also, each ceremony location might have restrictions on when you can have your ceremony as well as how many cards can be present. Make sure you do your reach on this before scheduling your ceremony date and location.
3m Curve: Located 3.5 miles from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Featured below.
Alluvial Fan Bridge: Located 7 miles from Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Features a waterfall. Photo here.
Bear Lake Nature Trail: Located 11 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features lake and Aspen Trees. Photo here.
Copeland Lake (Wild Basin Area): Located 13 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features a lake and mountain views. Photo here.
Harbison Meadow Picnic Area (West Side near Grand Lake): Located on the west side of the park, adjacent to Trail Ridge Road. Features large meadow and mountain views. Photo here.
Hidden Valley: Located 6 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features Aspen’s and wildflowers. Photo here.
Lily Lake Dock, Trail and Southside Picnic Area: Located 6.4 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features mountain views and lake. Photo here.
Moraine Park Visitor Center Amphitheater: Located 2.7 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features tree’s and views of the park. Photo here.
Sprague Lake: Located 7 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features views of the lake and mountains. Photo here.
Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater: Located at the west side of the park. Features some views of the Colorado River. Photo here.
Upper Beaver Meadows: Located 1.5 miles from Beaver Meadows Center. Features open meadows and mountain views. Photo here.
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Rocky Mountain National Park - Elopement
Mack and Kayla had the most beautiful elopement in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Surrounded by immediate family their day was nothing short of spectacular. We started off getting ready at their cabin in Estes Park and we followed each other to the ceremony location. They got married at the 3M curve which is one of the most popular places for a wedding ceremony. This elopement took place in August 2020 when the wildfires were breaking records. The wildfire also reached this park, was mostly at the top west corner, but every now and then we would see ashes fall. Crazy! In the photos you can see some of the smoke off in the distance. Mr. and Mrs. Owens will have their reception to soon follow and we are so excited about capturing this for them. I hope you all enjoy these photos!