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Best Adventurous hikes for your Northwestern Colorado Elopement

HIKES TO THINK ABOUT WHEN PLANNING YOUR NORTHWESTERN COLORADO HIKING ELOPEMENT


 RAE ANN PHOTO | ELOPEMENT & INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | NEW ENGLAND & BEYOND



Colorado is one of my favorite states for elopements because you can self-solemnize meaning you just need you, your partner and your marriage license to say your vows. You don't need to worry about an officiant or witnesses!


When looking for Colorado elopement locations there are so many things to consider when planning your adventurous hiking elopement. The biggest thing is where you'll have your elopement. There are so many incredible hiking locations that I've hand picked for you to check out below located around....


ADVENTUROUS HIKES FOR YOUR COLORADO ELOPEMENT


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO



PEARL LAKE TRAIL (PEARK LAKE STATE PARK)

This 3.6-mile out-and-back trail is near Clark, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 h 13 min.


SPRING CREEK POND

This 1.6-mile out-and-back trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado and takes about 35 min.


CREEK SIDE TRAIL

This 2.3-mile out-and-back trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 h 21 min.



FISH CREAK FALLS OVERLOOK TRAIL

This 0.7-mile out-and-back trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It takes an average of 13 min.


*This is the easier way to see the falls



FISH CREEK FALLS

Continue on this 4.5-mile out-and-back trail near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.


ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST



RABBIT EARS PASS TRAIL

This 5.5 mile out-and-back trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado and takes about 2 hours 38 mins to complete.


URANIUM MINES TRAIL

This 3.1-mile out-and-back trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 h 31 min. There is a $5 parking fee unless you have an America the Beautiful National Park Pass or Golden Passport.


FIDDLEHEAD TRAIL

This 2.1-mile loop trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado and takes an average of 49 min.


MOUNT ZIRKLE WILDERNESS



GOLD CREEK LAKE

This 6.0-mile out-and-back trail is near Clark, Colorado. It takes an average of 3 hours. While it is a longer trail, the views are very much worth it and the lake is so refreshing!


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GILPIN LAKE TRAIL *hard

This 9.7-mile out-and-back trail near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It takes an average of 4 h 52 min.


WEST SUMMIT LOOP 1A

This 4.0-mile loop trail is near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 h 50 min.


FLAT TOPS WILDERNESS


DEVIL'S CAUSEWAY *hard

This 6.0-mile out-and-back trail is near Yampa, Colorado. It takes an average of 3 h 27 min.



LITTLE CAUSEWAY LAKE

Explore this 3.3-mile out-and-back trail near Yampa, Colorado. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 34 min



STILLWATER RESERVOIR TO FLAT TOP *hard

This 4.9-mile out-and-back trail is near Burns, Colorado. It takes an average of 2 h 46 min.


ARAPAHO NATIONAL FOREST



BERTHOUD PASS TRAIL *hard

This 6.2-mile out-and-back trail is near Winter Park, Colorado. It takes an average of 3 h 28 min.



LOVELAND PASS LAKE

This 0.8-mile loop trail is near Dillon, Colorado and takes an average of 18 min to complete.



SECOND CREEK TO BROOME HUT

This 2.3-mile out-and-back trail is near Empire, Colorado. It takes an average of 1 h 26 min.


8+ Hours of Coverage Example: Adventure Hiking Elopement

*Coverage hours are based on a Summer sunset elopement

* Times will vary depending one season, month and day


9:00 am Wakeup at Airbnb pack for hiking elopement

9:30 am Breakfast at a local restaurant or cafe

10 am Meet at trailhead

- 2-4 hours hiking to summit *depending on location

2:50 pm Summit mountain

- Rest time 25 minutes before photos

- Take time to change into wedding attire

3:15 pm First look

3:30 pm Ceremony/vows

4-5:00 pm - Sunset photos at the summit *dependent on sunset time



HOW DO WE HIRE YOU AS OUR COLORADO ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER?


Just head to my contact page and fill out a form or you can email me at raeannphoto056@gmail.com when you're ready to start planning. If you're planning for a weekday there's no rush but if you would like a weekend date, let me know ASAP





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