• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Wedding Locations

The following table includes a list of designated wedding sites in Rocky Mountain National Park, with conditions and restrictions. If you are unfamiliar with the locations listed it is recommended that you visit the site. All locations are outdoors and rustic in nature without protection from the weather. Some sites offer seating at a few picnic tables or wooden benches. In planning your wedding, please keep in mind that the park generally restricts the use of equipment such as tables, chair, tents, banners, displays, etc.; simple ceremonies that take advantage of the natural environment, views and surroundings are recommended.

In Rocky Mountain National Park, all wedding ceremonies require a permit. A $150 non-refundable administrative fee is required. To download a printable wedding permit. To check availability of a site, phone the Concession Management Office at 970-586-1209.

Review the wedding locations list, group size and site restrictions. Ceremony size includes all members of the wedding party and guests. This includes officiate(s), photographer(s), bride and groom, etc.

The permit does not give exclusive use of the area. All sites remain open to the public. National Park entrance fees apply.

The following guidelines are included as conditions of the permit:

  • Follow "Leave No Trace" Principles
  • No disruption of the atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the park; no amplified music
  • Minimize interference with park programs, activities, and visitors
  • Minimize interference with the operations of public facilities or the services of NPS concessionaires or contractors
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for other park visitors
 

Location

Ceremony
Size
(Max.)

Number of
Vehicles (Max.)

Special Site
Restrictions

Site Description

Trail Ridge Road:
3M Curve

15

3

***

Large rock outcrop overlooks mountains, meadows & moraines
Endovalley Road:
Alluvial Fan Bridge

20

5

***

Large boulder strewn river with waterfall, wooden foot bridge, aspen trees, restrooms. Very busy area during summer season
Bear Lake Road:
Bear Lake Nature Trail

20

***

~No Weddings Permitted from the 3rd Week Of June through Sept. 30
~From Sept. 30 through Columbus Day- No Weddings Permitted on Weekends
Lake with mountain views, Aspens, restrooms, very busy area.
Wild Basin:
Copeland Lake

50

***

***

Lake with mountain views, forested area with some aspen trees. Restrooms nearby.
Endovalley Road: Endovalley Picnic Area

10

2

~No Weddings Permitted from the 3rd Week Of June through Sept. 30
~From Sept. 30 through Columbus Day- No Weddings Permitted on Weekends
Spruce & Fir trees, stream, restrooms, handicap accessible. Summer access only
Trail Ridge Road:
Harbison Meadow Picnic Area

60

12

***

West Side of the Park: Large meadow with mountain view. No restrooms, wildlife frequent the area. Adjacent to Trail Ridge Road.
Trail Ridge Road:
Hidden Valley

100

***

Event may not occupy picnic sites.
Aspens & Pines, summer wildflowers, wooden foot bridge, restrooms, handicap accessible
Hwy 7 Lily Lake Area:
Lily Lake Dock

10

10

Vehicle limit applies from the 3rd week of June through Sept. 30
360° mountain views, lake, walking trail, restrooms, handicap accessible trail
Hwy 7 Lily Lake Area:
Lily Lake Southside Picnic Area

100

10

Vehicle limit applies from the 3rd week of June through Sept. 30
1/4 mile walk on lake trail, mountain views, handicap accessible trail. A knoll overlooks the lake & Aspen trees. Gated access allows up to 3 vehicles to drive to the site; an additional $50 fee.
Bear Lake Road:
Moraine Park Visitor Center Amphitheater

100

10

Vehicle limit applies from the 3rd week of June through Sept. 30 Pine trees, view of Moraine Park & Longs Peak, wooden benches, rustic amphitheater, restrooms
Bear Lake Road:
Sprague Lake

30

10

~From The 3rd week Of June through Sept. 30, max. of 15 people & 3 vehicles ~Event may not occupy picnic sites Handicap accessible trail, dramatic view of mountains & lake, dock, knoll, wooden bridge, restrooms. Very busy area.
Trail Ridge Road:
Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater

35

5

Limited Parking West Side of the Park: Partial views of Colorado River, restrooms. Large campground nearby. Handicap accessible.
Hwy 36:
Upper Beaver Meadows

60

10

***


Views of Continental Divide, open meadows, restrooms. No vehicle access in winter.
Non-Designated Sites

***

***

Site specific, ceremonies only.
Contact with questions Leave No Trace principles apply
Wilderness Areas

20

***

Site specific, no music, ceremonies only.
Wilderness regulations & Leave No Trace principles apply


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