You’ve found the ring and you’re ready to make one of the most important commitments in your life, but WHERE do you ask? Luckily, Colorado makes the perfect backdrop for any engagement. From the Front-Range’s insane mountain-landscape to Denver’s refined urban restaurants to the Sand Dunes’ epic terrain, there is no absolutely no shortage of dreamy scenery. For every partnership there is a place in Colorado that is as equally meaningful and memorable to capture your big moment.

For Nature Enthusiasts

(Proposing in the outdoors is never a bad idea, featuring The Frances, round diamond six prong custom engagement ring made by Abby Sparks Jewelry).

The Maroon Bells, located near Aspen, Colorado, are without a doubt one of the most epically gorgeous sites in the Centennial State. With their jagged, wine-colored peaks that tower over the Maroon Valley at 14,000 feet, it is hard not to lose your breath in their presence. The peaks are secluded and have six scenic trails that make for a perfectly intimate spot to propose to your future life hiking-partner. If you know your future spouse loves the tranquility of being in nature, but you’d rather stay closer to home, The Denver Botanic Gardens make for a great mid-day retreat. Although the Gardens are close to downtown Denver, it’s 23 gardens offer romantic and picturesque places that feel like an escape from city life. If you’re looking for something particularly hidden, we recommend the Monet Pond and Japanese Garden, as they are typically less crowded.

(A surprise proposal in the mountains is hard to beat! Featuring The Carolyn, a round diamond halo custom engagement ring made by Abby Sparks Jewelry).

For City Dwellers

It’s no surprise that Denver has a vibrant city life with an impressive restaurant scene. If trying the hot, new restaurant or returning to your long-time favorite for special occasions is something you look forward to doing with your partner, popping the big question at an romantic dinner could be a great option. Some local downtown favorites are Root Down, Izakaya Den, Vesta, Potager, and Guard and Grace. Or rather, you could wait till after dinner and choose to get down on one knee on the lit up streets of Larimer Square or looking over the Denver Skyline in the Highlands Neighborhood. Denver is a city filled with history and culture, and if you hold it close to your heart it could be the ultimate place to begin your engagement.

For Thrill Seekers

A bold, outdoor backdrop can make your magic moment that much more special. The Sand Dunes National Park is filled with rich gold-colored sandy peaks; essentially a sandbox of epic proportions. It is also the perfect place to engage in activities like camping, sand-boarding, hiking, off-roading, and horseback riding. If you and your fiancé-to-be are always looking for the next thrill and are self-proclaimed adrenaline junkies, it may be a good idea to propose during your next great adventure. Colorado is also the best state to propose in if you and your partner love to stay active together in extreme ways. Propose on top of one of Colorado’s 58 fourteeners; looking out at the rockies, feeling on top of the world, will magnify the already incredible moment.

(The Colorado Sand Dunes make for an EPIC proposal, this one features The Emily, a blue green sapphire rose gold custom engagement ring made by Abby Sparks Jewelry).

For Music Lovers

Nestled between two massive rock formations and overlooking the cityscape of Denver, it’s no wonder why Red Rocks Amphitheater is one of the most famous music amphitheaters in the world. If you’re a Colorado Native and passionate about music, it’s likely that you’ve seen a few of your favorite performers with your partner at this world-renowned venue. What better way to say I love you and propose to your partner then watch the sunrise or sunset in this unforgettable location?

For the Cozy Couple

If your significant other’s idea of a good time is a quiet evening at home with a glass of wine and a movie, an over-the-top grand gesture in public may not be the move. An intimate night at home also has the potential to create a fairy-tale worthy proposal. Whether you ask after making breakfast-in-bed or a homemade dinner, at-home proposals can be some of the sweetest. Romance doesn’t need to be expensive or lavish in order for it to be personal.

(The sweetest at-home proposal you could ever imagine. Featuring The Jordan, an east-west emerald cut custom engagement ring made by Abby Sparks Jewelry).

No matter where you choose to pop the big question in Colorado, you’ll be surrounded by character and beauty. Just remember, your proposal will be most successful if it reflects your relationship and places the focus on the person whom your asking to spend the rest of your life with.