Epic Activities For Your Utah Elopement

The greatest thing about having a Utah elopement is that really, the sky is the limit. As a Utah Elopement Photographer, I have been able to witness many different love stories. Each told with just as much passion and uniqueness as the one before them. One thing though that they all had in common was it was their choice. Choice can be a powerful thing, especially when it comes to getting married. Having the power to make that choice on how you want to celebrate your wedding day is truly a freedom and one that many people don’t reap the benefits of. There are so many activities that you can do for your Utah elopement that make it fun, unique, and different from everyone else’s. While there is nothing wrong with staying inside the box, outside the box can lead you to a whole new level of opportunities. 

In this blog, we talk about a number of epic activities that you can do for your Utah elopement such as:

  • ATV & OHV Riding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Going On A Boat Ride
  • Hiking
  • Going On A Helicopter Ride
  • Skiing
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • + more

ATV & OHV Riding

One of the more fun activities that you can do for your Utah elopement is ATV & OHV Riding. While off-roading might not seem like the most glamorous activity to do on your wedding day, let me tell you that it certainly is fun. This sort of activity will definitely get the adrenaline pumping and have you living life on the edge on your most special day. Whether you’re doing it in your wedding attire or not, plan to get a bit dirty but hey… that’s the fun in it! The good thing about ATV & OHV Riding in Utah is that there are plenty of scenic trails for you to take too. If you’re wanting mountains or deserts, we’ve got you covered.

Below is a list of some amazing ATV & OHV Riding Trails and parks for you to check out for your Utah elopement adventure. 

The Arapeen OHV Trail 

Buckskin Hills Recreation Complex

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area

Utah’s Little Sahara

Rock Climbing

Another great activity you can do for your Utah elopement is rock climbing! Rock climbing is a great way to get some exercise and is definitely a fun way to celebrate your wedding day. Plenty of couples have rock climbed to their ceremony or portrait location which I think makes a great story in the future. Imagine telling your family that you actually climbed on the side of the cliff to get to your ceremony?! The coolest person ever award goes to… Rock climbing is something that you can absolutely do in your wedding attire. Just make sure you wear the appropriate shoes and bring proper gear and you should be golden! 

Below is a list of some of the best locations to rock climb for your Utah elopement.

Arches National Park 

Castle Valley

River Road

Big Bend Bouldering

Potash Road

Boat Ride

One of my favorite ways for couples to celebrate their Utah elopement is on a boat! If rocks and off-roading aren’t your thing then I highly would recommend looking into renting a boat for your Utah elopement. It’s a great way to spend some time outdoors, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and maybe even take a dip after your ceremony… who knows! 

Below are some great places for boat rentals that will make your Utah elopement the most memorable day of your entire life.

Canyonlands by Night & Day

Moab Jett

Lake Powell Boat Tours

Moab Adventure Center


If you’re wanting something not so intense for your Utah elopement, then indulging in a beautiful hike may just do the trick. Depending on different hiking trails and their difficulty, this will determine how long and where you choose to go hiking for your Utah elopement. The good thing about many of these activities, but especially hiking, is that you can do it either in the morning around sunrise or towards the evening at sunset. No matter what time, the lighting will be absolutely perfect for your wedding portraits. 

Below are a few scenic hiking trails for you and your partner to look into for your Utah elopement:

Zion National Park

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Goblin Valley State Park

Dead Horse Point State Park

Feel free to also check out one of my favorite apps, All Trails, in order to find some of the best hiking trails for either beginners or experienced hikers.

Helicopter Ride

For those of you who aren’t afraid of heights, I would highly recommend taking a look at maybe taking a helicopter ride for your Utah elopement. A helicopter ride is a perfect way to take your love to new heights (ha get what I did there?) and explore the beauty that Utah has to offer. I would definitely recommend looking into a helicopter ride for your Utah elopement to get some epic views and epic photos. 

Below are a few helicopter ride companies and/or locations based in Utah for your Utah elopement:

Canyonlands and Arches National Park

Zion National Park

Arches Backcountry Helicopter Flight

Moab Canyonlands National Park Morning or Sunset Plane Tour


As an avid ski fanatic myself, I have to back up any decision for any couple wanting to ski for their Utah elopement. I say absolutely GO FOR IT… and bring me along of course. Skiing is perfect for those of you looking for a more winter-friendly adventure for your Utah elopement. You adrenaline junkies will love being able to ski down the mountain knowing that you two are tying the knot. What could be better than that?

Below are a few Utah ski resorts to help you in your search for the perfect activity for your Utah elopement:

Solitude Mountain

Nordic Valley Ski Resort

Powder Mountain

Park City Mountain

Snow Basin

Beaver Mountain

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Last but certainly not least, for your Utah elopement you also have the option of going on a fun hot-air balloon ride. Now if you’re really wanting to make a lasting impression, there is nothing wrong with going all out with a hot air balloon ride. Soak in the beauty of Utah’s mountains, creeks, and rivers while celebrating your love. This is one of my favorite activities for couples to do for their Utah elopement and one that I am head-over-heels obsessed with.

Below are a few hot air balloon ride companies for you to check out for your Utah elopement:

Canyonlands Ballooning

Utah Balloon Flights

Big Foot Balloons

Skywalker Balloon Company

Confetti Pebbles

Other Utah Elopement Activities

While I could go on and on about all of the fun and unique activities you can do for your Utah elopement, below is a list of some other activities that you could try for your Utah elopement. 

  • Zip-Lining
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Horseback Riding


The overall conclusion is this... your Utah elopement can be whatever you want it to be! Whether you're wanting to hike in the mountains or travel up to the sky in an hot air balloon. At the end of the day, it's your Utah elopement and it's whatever you want to make it.