There something which may be a little more important than your wedding day, and that’s the honeymoon. It’s the first time you and your new spouse get to relish in the glory of being Mr. and Mrs! That’s why it is so important to pick the right spot for your honeymoon. Whether you’re a wild adventurer or a tame old-soul, here are some of the best places Colorado has to offer for you and your new partner.
Ouray, Colorado, known by its residents as “little switzerland” is the desired honeymoon spot for any couple just wanting to relax after the stress of wedding season. With hot springs “[nestled] within a narrow valley surrounded by 13,000 foot snow-capped peaks” it’s hard to imagine anything more serene to experience with your new partner in crime. However, if hot springs don’t quite fit the bill there are still plenty of other activities in the town. From hiking trails to ice climbing parks, this town is a place for the lazy and the adventurous.
If you’re looking for some real adventure though, Estes Park is one of the best places you can find yourself. With the option to have your wedding around the town, it’s easy for most couples to simply book a few extra nights for their personal honeymoon time! According to the Estes Park Visitor’s Site, there are “around 3,000 elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park”, making your chances of seeing one of these beautiful creatures pretty likely. If your honeymooning during the summer you can take advantage of Estes Park’s Outdoor Air Adventure Park which includes zip lining and climbing throughout the air; or (for the truly brave) you can take a dip with a wild water rafting trip. Falling in the water isn’t always part of the gig, but do you really have fun if you don’t?
If you’re from Colorado it’s probable that you like to ski—or at least have tried skiing because everyone else in town knows how to already. A comfortable honeymooning destination located around multiple ski resorts, but not in the middle of all the hustle-bustle, is the town of Frisco. In Frisco, couples can rest assured they will have a quaint paradise to themselves while also being only thirty minutes away from fun activities like the hiking and skiing. The town offers a monthly calendar of events which range from photography events to concerts in the park. If Estes Park is for the adventurer, then Frisco is for the old-soul-home-body.
Museums may not be your thing, but what about ancient ruins? Whether you want to take a ranger guided tour into Cliff Palace, or just look from a nearby rock, the ruins are a sight for any lover of history, art, or architecture to enjoy. The cliff dwellings, though spectacular, are not the only part of Mesa Verde. There are actually thousands of archaeological sites throughout the park which visitors can explore. Is there really anything better than nerding out on your honeymoon?
Garden of the Gods
The site, Garden of the Gods, seems to need to be on our list if nothing but for its epic title! However, there really is some great stuff going on in this National Natural Landmark. The area is kind of the best of both worlds in that it offers short hiking, horseback riding, jeep tours, and a café which overlooks the jagged rock formations everyone is in a hype about. The rocks rocket out 300 feet from the earth with surrounding boulders balanced all around them; a spectacle to be seen up close.
Weddings can be tough but it’s all worth it in the end! You’re finally married to the person you love most in this world and you now get to spend a few days reminiscing in each other’s presence. If you’re still not satisfied with the places list above check out some advice from the experts, Rocky Mountain Bridal Show offers travel planners with expert advice on where to go for the honeymoon of your dreams!