Finding the perfect setting (as well as the perfect ring) is the foundation of a good marriage proposal - after all, it's a memory that will hopefully bind you and your partner together for the rest of your lives.
This task becomes even more complicated when you have so many great options, surrounded by Colorado's lush natural beauty, so we've designed this guide to Colorado's favorite places (and jewelry) to propose.
The beauty of the region makes Colorado one of the most appealing tourist areas for adventurers.
Before choosing your dream place, think carefully if it really suits your loved one's style or if it's symbolic enough, although love always comes first, it's never too much to think about those little details that make the difference.
Denver, the state capital, has a great urban environment full of attractions that can be ideal for a proposal, as well as incredible natural spaces with which to really surprise your special someone and today we will focus on them.
The best thing about Denver Botanic Gardens (besides its incredible beauty) is that they have frequent special events almost all year round, ideal for planning a casual outing, walking hand in hand and when the time comes to pop the big question, surrounded by memorable scenery.
On their 20-plus acres of landscaped grounds you're sure to find an ideal spot, away from the crowds, to pop the question and take great photos.
Red Rocks Park has a large expanse of land filled with spaces ideal for getting down on one knee and stealing your partner's breath with a beautiful engagement ring while waiting for that long-awaited yes.
This is one of Denver's most iconic locations for very good reasons and you'll find its expansive skyline the perfect portrait for such a memorable occasion.
Surrounded by mountains, incredible scenery and private locations in which to spend a beautiful weekend with the purpose of proposing, Colorado Springs has everything any couple could need. But of all the possible locations there are two in particular that stand out from the rest:
The only problem with Garden of the Gods is that its lush beauty attracts a lot of tourists that can threaten the privacy of the moment, but if you want an unforgettable backdrop for a proposal on another level this location has to be at the top of your list in Colorado.
Of course, you can't make a list of proposal ideas in Colorado Springs without mentioning the incredible views of Pikes Peak. A must climb (which you can also do by car) that will give you that epic magical backdrop to the big question.
From there you can enjoy the company of your special someone while filling your soul with the Colorado skyline.
Just 30 minutes from Denver stands (or hides in the mountains) the town of Boulder, the gateway to hundreds of outdoor locations with the best sunsets in the state. The great freshness and beauty of the area, as well as its good living, once earned it the title of the happiest city in the country. What better energy than that to bring to a marriage proposal?
While the city itself is full of magic and art, nothing beats the views from the Lost Gulch overlook with beautiful green mountains and a completely unforgettable sunset. A winning candidate when it comes to showing off with a dreamy proposal.
A large expanse of virtually untouched land full of color, bordered by the breathtaking view of the mountains on the horizon and many trails of varying levels of difficulty, on which to enjoy a purifying hike and get down on one knee when your partner least expects it to present you with a beautiful engagement ring.
A proposal in Breckenridge is sure to be at the top of the list of Colorado proposal ideas. The town has endless things to do as a pre-proposal activity, making it a dream place to get engaged for locals and visitors alike.
If you love outdoor adventure Breckenridge is your place, especially two locations in particular.
The famous Boreas Pass is located very close to Breckenridge and is a wonderfully scenic route surrounded by greenery and a unique mountain profile, with exquisite panoramic views of the area's wilderness. In autumn, this pass offers one of the most beautiful sunsets in the state and you will be able to capture a great proposal.
As you may have already noticed we have focused on outdoor proposals that offer accessibility and maximum visual impact to create the best proposals, for this Blue Lakes fulfills the role to perfection.
A short hike with a condensed landscape that, despite being slightly challenging, has one of the best views you'll ever enjoy with which you'll find it easy to propose in an epic way.
The outdoor scenery in Colorado is simply endless and each one is more breathtaking than the next. You could literally drive across Colorado from end to end and find a perfect spot every few miles, so we decided to include this bonus for an adventurous getaway with the best natural backdrops to propose.
Just 10 miles from Aspen lies the most photographed landscape in all of Colorado, in the quest of artists to capture even the slightest bit of the inconceivable beauty of the Maroon Bells. Two breathtaking mountain peaks and a reflective lake resting at their feet, surrounded by perfect nature make this one of the best places in the world for outdoor pursuits.
Close to anywhere in Colorado (right in the middle) is the perfect mountain town: Buena Vista. This place has everything you could be looking for in a special outing, very close to Denver and with all kinds of activities like hot springs, long hikes near the mountains or short trails to watch the sunrise and of course, hundreds of beautiful natural places to propose yourself.
If you want to immerse yourself in the soul of Colorado for your proposal, in an accessible but truly epic way, then you don't have to look any further than Rocky Mountain. The scenery in this national park is simply impossible to describe in words and even the shortest routes can take anyone's breath away.
The only challenge to set yourself will be to evade the small crowds that are drawn precisely by the beauty of the place.