Crested Butte Elopement Videographer

Crested Butte is one of my all time favorite places in Colorado! I’m an elopement videographer based in Denver, but I love making the drive out here. It is widely known as the wildflower capital of Colorado, and if you have been here in spring, you know just how true this statement is. Crested Butte is the cutest mountain town with a surprisingly active night life at Public House with their live music shows, easy transportation from the mountain village to main street, and so many beautiful hiking and Jeeping trails. It’s no wonder so many couples choose to elope here!

Things to do in Crested Butte

Wildflowers

  • June and July are the peak season for wildflowers in Crested Butte. Columbine, Lupine, Fireweed, and many more varieties blanket these hills in a splattering of gorgeous colors. In July, you can check out the Wildflower Festival which lasts 10 days and includes classes, workshops, and guided tours! https://crestedbuttewildflowerfestival.org/

Jeep Trails

  • Right behind the San Juan Mountains, Crested Butte is my next favorite spot for Jeeping! I only drive a Grand Cherokee, but I’m able to drive most of the trails, passes, and basins. The views are immaculate!

Hiking and Backpacking Trails

  • Crested Butte Hiking is unparalleled! There is an extensive trail system that you can either day hike or go out for multi-day backpacking. 4 pass loop also connects Crested Butte to Aspen and is hikeable from late June to October depending on snowfall.

Winter Skiing

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort has some of the best skiing and best snow in Colorado! While I haven’t personally snowboarded there, my friends have told me that it’s unreal! It’s such a magical town in summer, I can’t wait to experience it in the winter!

Top 3 reasons to elope in Crested Butte

The most amazing mountain views

Now I’m super biased toward the San Juans, but Crested Butte is the real deal, and honestly pretty comparable while being so much closer to Denver! Everywhere you turn are dramatic peaks from the Elk Horn Range, and you don’t have to hike 10 miles to enjoy the amazing views! 

Seclusion

You would not believe how many people have not been to Crested Butte, which is crazy to me because it is my favorite town! But hey, that’s ok, because we love a location that isn’t completely overrun like Breckenridge. What does this mean for your elopement? We are basically guaranteed to find a private location for your ceremony!

Affordability

Between the permits and smaller venues all being much more affordable than comparable locations in Telluride, it’s a no-brainer that Crested Butte is the best. Airbnbs, hotels, and camping fees are also more affordable too!

Where to elope in Crested Butte

Gothic Road 

  • Gothic Road is an easy drive just outside of town, it’s a gentle 4×4 road that leads to gorgeous views, aspen groves, wildflower patches, and alpine lakes

Mountain Passes

  • If you want to be above the trees and see everything around, a mountain pass is the perfect place to elope! Some passes will require more challenging 4×4 trails, but many are easy enough to drive in your everyday SUV!

Alpine Lakes

  • Colorado has so many beautiful alpine lakes, and where there’s lakes, there’s wildflowers! There are more popular recreational lakes closer to town, or you can jeep to more remote lakes with stunning views for some privacy!

Crested Butte Mountain Garden

  • If you are hosting more than 15 guests for your intimate wedding, a venue is always a good call. The Crested Butte Mountain Garden is one of the most affordable wedding venues in Colorado in my opinion. The views are immaculate, and the storm shelter makes for a beautiful and cozy atmosphere!

Crested Butte Elopement Video

Check out this stunning elopement from a July Crested Butte elopement! This was peak wildflower season!

Looking for a Crested Butte Elopement Videographer?

Hi! I’m Elizabeth! I’m based in Denver, but travel all over Colorado and the US. I was born and raised in Colorado and know these mountains like the back of my hand! I spend my winters snowboarding, and my summers hiking, so I can help you find the best locations in Crested Butte! If you’re ready to elope in Crested Butte, I would love to be your videographer! Contact me to get started