Palisade, Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit in Colorado. And the reasons I love it are the same reasons it makes for a great elopement location! Wine, beautiful views and hiking!
There is a TON of wine in Palisade. This small town has over 20 wineries to check out, many of them with FREE tastings. My favorites are the Maison la Belle Vie Winery (which also happens to be a wedding venue named Amy’s Courtyard), Canyon Wind Winery (which recently closed) and Red Fox Cellars. So whether you want to say your vows at a winery (it’s not a bad idea, I did it!) or you just want to go wine tasting the next day, and possibly the day after that, you can do that here.
Palisade sits in a valley surrounded by mountains and mesas. Just about every spot in town has a beautiful view. I’m a pretty restless person, but I could just sit on a porch here, sipping wine, reading a book and be completely content. The views are also a bonus for your elopement photography.
Palisade is surrounded by beautiful hikes ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous. My favorite is the Palisade Rim Trail. It takes you up above the city, where you can see miles and miles of vineyards. It’s a spectacular view. My husband and dog love Mount Garfield, but I’ve never done it personally. Colorado National Monument is also just a short drive away (no dogs), and offers breath taking views and hiking trails that are perfect for a Colorado Elopement!
Things You Should Know:
If you’re planning a Palisade Colorado Elopement, you have quite a few options to choose from. The following venues offer elopements on site:
Colorado is one of the few states that doesn’t actually require an officiant. You can (and should) totally have one if you want someone to tell your love story or help navigate your vows, however if you’re the type of couple who just wants to go out into the wilderness and say what you have to say, then you can do that here!
Places to stay:
If you’re looking for places to stay in town, I recommend the following:
Just in case you didn’t know, I do offer Palisade Elopement Photography as one of my no travel fee locations! You can find out more by emailing me at email@example.com or by filling out my contact form!