10 Best Places to Propose in Denver for Nature Lovers
Our nature-loving hearts have no trouble understanding why masses of people continue to head west to Denver, Colorado. Offering arguably some of the most incredible scenic views. Denver’s rugged and diverse landscape is dotted with countless idyllic locations to pop the question of a lifetime. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the Denver area, we’ve gathered up 10 beautiful locations to plan and execute a picture-perfect proposal.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a unique outdoor venue that is guaranteed to take your breath away (in the best way possible). Reaching 6,450 feet above sea level, this geological marvel is surrounded by a whopping 738 acres of Red Rocks park.
Located a short 10 miles outside of Denver, the natural beauty of this open-air amphitheatre makes it the perfect venue to propose. Plan to visit during a special concert or make it a quiet night to forever be remembered. Either way, your loved one will surely say, "Yes!"
Denver Botanic Gardens
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With seven major nature collections available, the Denver Botanic Gardens is impressively one of the most diverse botanical gardens in North America. Its 23 acres of diversified, lush greenery pay homage to the Rocky Mountain region. Not only does it offer a beautiful living plant collection, but it is also rivaled by its incredible art, natural history, and library collection. Whether you and your loved one are looking to indulge your intellectual side, cultural side, or horticultural side, the Denver Botanic Gardens has it all.
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A mere 30 minutes away from Denver in Golden, Colorado, lies the tallest mountain in the city. Lookout Mountain peaks through the clouds at 7,300 feet. Its name comes from the Ute Indian Tribe who used the mountain as a lookout point. If you and your soon-to-be fiancé are adventure seekers, this steep mountain hike may be just the ticket. Get a head start, spend the morning climbing up the mountain, and be sure to stop at all the jaw-dropping views along the way. Once you reach the summit, find a scenic area to rest and take in the views: the Rocky Mountains, Denver in the distance, and the gorgeous landscape all around. Just when your beloved thought the moment couldn’t be more beautiful, ask them for their hand in marriage.
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If you’re looking for a location with ample space to wander and find the perfect uninhabited spot, City Park is a fantastic option. In this expansive oasis of parks, rivers, and trails, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect location to set up a picnic where you get a dual view of the Mile High City skyline and the Rocky Mountains. At the top of the park, you’ll find the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which is another top-tier proposal location on our list!
Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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Science smarties, architectural aficionados, engineering experts, and skyline scopers, this one is for you! This open rooftop terrace looks out on the best the Dever has to offer. Spanning 5,000 square feet, catch incredible views of Dever’s skyline and the Rocky Mountains. The Sky Terrace can be booked for a private sunset engagement, or for a less austere proposal, venture to the top after exploring the museum and scope out a private space amongst other museum-goers and rooftop viewers.
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For city-dwellers who romanticize their Denver life, a proposal at Peaks Lounge is very fitting. Voted one of Denver’s Scenic Sixteen, this enclosed rooftop cocktail and dessert bar offers the best views of the mountains you can find in the city. Plan your proposal during golden hour and watch the sun dip below the Rocky Mountains as a newly engaged couple.
The Georgetown Loop Railroad
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The 2023 season for the Georgetown Loop Railroad opens on April 8th, and you can now book your tickets! This gem is located 45 miles west of Denver, and it is absolutely worth the trip. One of the most breathtakingly gorgeous times of the year is during the fall season. Take a train ride through the rugged, romantic Colorado Rockies and observe the magic that is the changing colors of the Colorado Aspens.
This wouldn’t be a true Denver proposal list if we left out Larimer Square. This historic city block is draped in culture, history, romance, and bustling small-city life. Build your own adventure and plan the perfect low-key day with your loved one as you stroll the charming city blocks, stopping in all the eclectic shops. These iconic streets are filled with vibrant brewhouses, sustainable clothing shops, vintage stores, dog accessory boutiques, and countless contemporary restaurants. Spend the day hand-in-hand, picking up a few trinkets to memorialize the day and then pop the question over an unforgettable dinner.
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Here, fairytales and outdoor adventure collide. The foothills of Mount Falcon are located about 40 minutes from Denver and are home to a hike that leads to the ruins of a castle and tower. This easy 2.3-mile loop is perfect for couples who love to explore the outdoors. With many lookout points along the way, you’ll be sure to take in some incredible views. With magnificent panoramic views, any location is ideal for a proposal. Consider packing a lovely picnic to enjoy while on the trail, or reserve a special dinner to celebrate with your new fiancé!
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The Denver Clock Tower has housed many a proposal, and rightfully so! If you’re looking for an elegant and private proposal place, the Clock Tower offers private bookings so you and your partner can enjoy the unique space alone. The Clock Tower venue spans five floors and is connected by beautiful staircases. Two floors feature gorgeous wrap-around balconies that overlook the city and mountains. Here, you can curate the romantic engagement story of your dreams.
PLAN YOUR PROPOSAL WITH ANUEVA JEWELRY
A lot of time goes into planning the perfect proposal. Denver subsumes a multitude of stunning locations to get engaged but choosing the right one is only half the equation. Plan for the success of this memorable event by ensuring your loved one will cherish every detail. With such spectacular views in Denver, you'll want to make sure your engagement ring is as equally captivating. Whether your proposal location is guided by your love of nature, history, or culture, we would be honored to create a ring that lives up to the occasion. Anueva Jewelry builds custom and semi-custom rings, designed for nature lovers—by nature lovers. Located in Seattle, the heart of the Pacific Northwest, we proudly craft artisanal pieces for like-minded, eco-conscious individuals. Start building your loved one's dream ring today or speed up the timeline and shop our ready-to-ship engagement rings.