25 Best Places to Propose in Colorado

December 4, 2023 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Colorado is a magical place to propose, combining storied urban settings and captivating landscapes. The state offers various mesmerizing backdrops, from snow-capped Rockies and sun-dripped Aspen mountain groves to gorgeous sand dunes. You have stunning scenery, glorious picture-perfect proposal locations, and indoor venues for romantic meals or cultural experiences. To help you choose the perfect proposal site, we’ve selected 25 fabulous options.

1. Denver Clock Tower

denver clock tower with an american flag

Spoil your sweetheart with a romantic dinner seated by magical clock faces on the 20th floor. Indulge in the spectacular mountain and city views, and let Clock Tower Events help you usher in your proposal moment.

They have an excellent proposal package that includes:

  • Flowers and romantic candlelight
  • Music playing in the background
  • Sweets and chilled champagne
  • Someone to take pictures (with your camera)
  • Two or three-hour packages

2. Clinton Gulch Dam Reservoir

clinton gulch dam reservoir in colorado

The Clinton Gulch Dam Reservoir is a magnificent trail that’s a short distance from Breckenridge and outside the Copper Mountain Resort. Imagine asking your partner to be with you forever beside a glittering alpine lake with a gorgeous mountain peak backdrop. Although the trail is short, there are several lovely spots near the trailhead where you can drop to one knee.

3. Brainard Lake

sunset showcasing the brainard lake

Brainard Lake is a stellar proposal spot with captivating panoramic mountain views from any angle of the lake shore. The expansive space gives you the perfect lighting for those beautiful proposal photos. And if you and your partner love hiking, there’s an accessible trail that joins up with Long Lake. In summer, you will be charged a small entrance fee, which includes parking. But from November to May, when the main entrance is shut, there’s no fee. You’ll have to hike down the two-mile road to access the area.

4. Denver Art Museum

interesting picture showing the top of the denver art museum

Denver Art Museum is located by the Civic Center Park and is a contemporary delight for art lovers. You can have a slow, relaxed stroll through the exhibitions and galleries, and when you find one that makes your heart leap, you can pop the question. All the sections of this modern gem offer memorable proposal spot options.

5. Aspen Mountain Ski Resort

picture of the mountains in aspen ski resort with snow

This resort is a popular proposal site due to its dazzling mountain views. Purchase a sightseeing ticket and ride a gondola with your love to the mountain top. The area is fabulous for hiking, and you can dine at the Sundeck restaurant to replenish energy after a hike. There are plenty of opportune spots to ask your true love to marry you at this magnificent resort.

6. Great Sand Dunes National Park

 image showing the great sand dunes national park

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is found in the San Luis Valley and lies against the mesmerizing Sangre De Cristo mountains. These mountains got their name from their majestic red sunset alpenglow. Offer your partner a unique experience, a surge flow, which is a scientific term for rhythmic waves. The dunes are the tallest in North America and are a spectacular centerpiece in a varied landscape of alpine lakes, wetlands, grasslands, and tundra. And for a proposal dreams are made of, stay during a moonless night and woo your love beneath countless stars. Your proposal story will be like those found in the pages of a romance novel.

7. Palisade

river with mountains and vineyard at palisade in colorado

Palisade is perfect for adventurous, active couples looking for a small-town vibey experience. Here, you can spend the day hiking, mountain biking, wine tasting, experiencing the art and culture, and indulging in various other fun activities. And when you’re done creating new memories, add one of the best amidst the beautiful scenery by asking your special person to spend the rest of their life with you.

8. Penrose Room

penrose room with dinner and wine glasses

Penrose Room offers a luxurious indoor dining proposal option. Situated in Colorado Springs at The Broadmoor hotel, this restaurant is one of the best five-star restaurants in the state. You can treat your partner to a three-course meal followed by cocktails and dancing with live entertainment. Now, isn’t that classy?

9. Larimer Square

larimer square in colorado with american flags on the street

Great for an evening proposal, Larimer Square offers shopping at the local boutiques and restaurants and a romantic atmosphere for a walk under pretty string lights. Doesn’t that sound dreamy? There are Victorian buildings, distinctive fashion offerings, and superb chef-driven restaurants. If your partner has a delightful sense of humor, visit Comedy Works Downtown, where some of the biggest comics, like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, perform alongside the local stars.

10. Loveland Pass

loveland pass with snow all over the mountains

This beautiful, scenic drive is often used for proposals because of its stunning mountain views and easy accessibility. Loveland Pass is an hour from Denver, around 20 miles long, and offers snowboarding, hiking, and skiing. It’s open all year round and only closes during severe weather. Find the perfect, dreamy spot along a hike to take a break and pop the question.

11. Washington Park

picture during sunset of the washington park in colorado

Washington Park is an insta-worthy proposal venue with 55 acres of gorgeous grounds, including flower gardens and dreamy scenic water views. One of the flower gardens is a duplicate of George Washington’s Mount Vernon gardens. There are various perfect spots throughout the park to ask your partner to marry you. One of the most popular choices is a historic boathouse overlooking the lake, and nearby, Old South Gaylord Street provides shopping and dining options.

12. Peaks Lounge at Hyatt Regency

proposing at the peaks lounge at hyatt regency with a view of colorado

Experience breathtaking heights and glorious panoramic views while taking in the romantic ambiance of an evening at Peaks Lounge. This magnificent venue is on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, and its lounge and bar promise sophisticated dining with cocktails and dessert. Have some delicious champagne to toast to your future together.

13. Denver Botanical Gardens

picture of the botanical garden of colorado with purple flowers

A stunning spot at the Denver Botanical Gardens called the Victorian Secret Garden is perfect for proposals during Blossoms of Light, which is a dazzling display of color and light. You can reserve this magical spot, a secluded gazebo off the main path, and give your love an evening they’ll never forget.

Their proposal package includes the following:

  • Permission to bring a bottle of bubbly
  • Two tickets to Blossoms of Light
  • The Victorian Secret Garden for 30 private minutes
  • A professional photographer

 14. Garden of the Gods

picture of the garden of the gods in colorado for a perfect idea of proposal

This popular gem is bustling during weekends, so if it tickles your fancy, you should consider a weekday visit. A good option for adventurous couples, it provides superb proposal backdrops featuring bold red rock formations. Your active day with your boo can include a Segway tour, jeep and trolley tour, rock climbing, and more.

15. Rocky Mountain National Park

rocky mountain national park showing mountains trees and a river

At Rocky Mountain National Park, you can opt for the romantic, secluded Sprague Lake or visit one of several scenic overlooks. It has jaw-dropping mountain views, and if you and your partner fancy a hike, there are easily accessible gorgeous trails and vistas. All of which are perfect settings for a proposal.

16. Maroon Bells

maroon bells picture with reflection of  the lake during the sunset

If you’d like your proposal to include a weekend getaway, head to Aspen, and hike up to the spectacular Maroon Bells. There are plenty of scenic trails to choose from, including the magnificent bell-shaped peaks above Maroon Valley. This spot boasts a breathtaking view for popping the question.

17. Sapphire Point

 picture of the sapphire point in colorado with mountains behind

Sapphire Point is a glorious overlook with panoramic views of Lake Dillon along Swan Mountain Road. Hike this magnificent trail of wildflowers and tall pines with your betrothed . Many chipmunks scrabble among the rocks, and the peaceful atmosphere, fresh air, and lovely views make it a beautiful spot that will give you canvas-worthy photos of your special moment.

18. Hanging Lake

green lake with waterfalls behind at the hanging lake

Another excellent choice for couples who love nature and hiking, Hanging Lake gives you stunning views with light waterfalls that delicately fall into a lovely pool. It’s a unique geological photo-worthy wonder that will prove captivating, setting the tone for a special proposal. For a more intimate time with your partner, avoid busy peak periods.

19. Blissful Train Ride Through the Royal Gorge

picture of the blissful train ride through the royal gorge

What can be more romantic than a beautiful train ride with a tasty dinner on board followed by getting down on one knee? The train ride takes you back in time when traveling was a leisurely, elegant affair. Proposing on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad is one of the more unique proposal options in Colorado.

20. Grand Mesa

lake with pine trees behind and yellow trees

The Grand Mesa is an underrated Colorado beauty spot that leads you through lush meadows, old-growth forests, aspens, and lakes. This beautiful area is excellent for you and your partner to tour on a bike, get lost, and see the wildlife. It also has the most enormous flat-topped mountain in the world, tall trees, and cozy, off-the-grid cabins for a blissful weekend.

21. Bridal Veil Falls

bridal veil falls in the state of colorado

Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall in Colorado, with a lovely view over a Box Canyon mountain town. This option is for energetic hikers as getting to the falls is a 1,700-foot hike with steep drop-offs and roads. It’s a 4-mile round trip, and the road is covered by snow about 70% of the year. Note that it only melts around June or July, depending on the snowfall. This lovely waterfall freezes in winter, making it one of the best regional ice climbs. If you don’t fancy such a challenging hike, you can wait for the summer months and drive up instead.

22. Blue Mesa Reservoir

picture of the blue mesa reservoir with mountains and a small bridge

Perfect for couples that love fishing, boating, or swimming, it has an evening sky that bedazzles with stars. Blue Mesa Reservoir is the biggest lake in Colorado and boasts a mesmerizing photo backdrop for your proposal. Treat your special someone to waterskiing, camping, hiking, windsurfing, boat tours, and horseback riding during a romantic weekend getaway.

23. Denver Botanic Gardens

denver botanic garden picture with flowers

Fancy a stroll in nature with the love of your life where you forget everything and infuse yourselves amongst the florals, water, and lush greenery? The gardens contain a wide diversity of stunning plants from around the world and 24 acres to explore. Denver Botanic Gardens offers plenty of delightful spots to propose to your partner and take spectacular photos.

24. Red Rocks Amphitheatre

picture of the red rocks amphitheatre

Another super starry, romantic evening proposal option with breathtaking views is the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This natural ochre sandstone marvel is a rare gem. You and your partner can hike, see a concert, or watch a film. For a more intimate experience, take your betrothed on a non-event day just before sunset. Later, enjoy a lovely dinner at Red Rock’s Ship Rock Grille, built around two sizeable red sandstone slabs. A seat on the patio offers glorious panoramic mountain views. The meals include tasty Colorado-themed options like buffalo tamales with elk sliders, house-made green chili, and a side of crispy fries.

25. Telluride Gondola

picture of the telluride gondola in colorado with snow over the mountains in the back

Take your partner on a 13-minute gondola ride and see the pretty views of the towns of Mountain Village and Telluride. This beautiful scenic attraction overlooks the San Juan mountains and offers an intimate, quiet setting for a proposal. It also gives you access to magnificent ski slopes during winter and biking and hiking trails during summer.

Talk to a Diamond Expert

With so many fantastic Colorado proposal venue options, you’re probably ready to pick one and plan your special day for your partner. But do you have a ring yet? You need the right one to match your spectacular proposal location and blow your partner away. It isn’t easy picking an engagement ring, especially if you don’t know your partner’s tastes. That’s where we come in.

Estate Diamond Jewelry has gorgeous vintage or antique rings as unique as your relationship. We can answer your questions and offer expert advice to assist you with your ring purchase. Each of our pieces is stunning and rare and is bound to blow your partner away in one of these magnificent proposal settings.

Contact us to view our best options and for ring-buying advice.