You’ve found the ring and you’re ready to make one of the most important commitments in your life, but WHERE do you pop the question? 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, Chad nailed this winter wonderland proposal with The Beth, a round diamond knife edge pave 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. These mountains will take your breath away with their jagged, wine-colored peaks that tower over the Maroon Valley at 14,000 feet. The peaks are secluded and have six scenic trails that make for a perfectly intimate spot to propose to your future forever 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 Megan, a blue sapphire engagement ring with diamond starburst halo, 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 a 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 journey.
(This picture perfect urban proposal features The Kristel, a lab created diamond engagement ring, made by Abby Sparks Jewelry).
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
For the Cozy Couple
(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).
Need more proposal location ideas? This list of things to do in Colorado is full of unique locations to give you some major proposal inspiration. 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.