Arches and Canyonlands

As an elopement photographer, I am always thrilled when couples choose to tie the knot in some of the most stunning national parks in the United States! Arches and Canyonlands National Parks offer breathtaking landscapes and an unforgettable setting for an intimate and memorable ceremony.

Arches National Park

In Arches National Park, couples can obtain a Special Use Permit for their wedding or elopement, and fees may apply. To view the Special Use Permit click here. With designated wedding sites available for reservation, the park provides a perfect backdrop for couples looking to exchange their vows. It's important to note that Arches National Park is a popular destination and that weddings and elopements may not be allowed during peak visitor season, which is typically from March through October. It's important to be mindful of the delicate desert environment and to follow Leave No Trace principles. Let's make sure to preserve the natural beauty of this awe-inspiring national park so that it can continue to be enjoyed by visitors for generations to come.

Here are some of the best spots to elope inside Arches National Park:

  • Delicate Arch - one of the most iconic and photographed spots in the park, Delicate Arch provides a stunning backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
  • Landscape Arch - a lesser-known arch in the park, but still beautiful, Landscape Arch is a quieter spot to exchange vows.
  • Balanced Rock - an easily accessible location with a unique and impressive rock formation that makes for a great photo op.
  • Park Avenue - a stunning hike that takes you through a deep canyon with towering red rock formations, making for a beautiful and intimate elopement location.
  • Devil's Garden - a hike that takes you past multiple arches, providing multiple options for a ceremony location, including the picturesque Double O Arch.
  • The Windows Section - home to several large and impressive arches, including North and South Window and Turret Arch.

Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park also requires a Special Use Permit for weddings and elopements, and fees may apply. To view the permit click here. With designated wedding sites, couples can exchange vows amidst the stunning scenery of this national park. As always, it's important to be respectful of the park's natural resources, to stay on designated trails, and to adhere to the Leave No Trace principles. Together, we can make sure that the park remains an untouched oasis, and future generations can continue to enjoy its beauty.

Here are some of the best spots to elope inside Canyonlands National Park:

  • Mesa Arch: This is a beautiful location with amazing views of the surrounding canyons, and it's the perfect spot for a sunrise elopement.
  • Green River Overlook: This location offers stunning views of the Green River and the surrounding canyons, making it a perfect spot for a sunset elopement.
  • Grand View Point: This location offers breathtaking panoramic views of the park and is an excellent spot for an intimate elopement ceremony.
  • Dead Horse Point State Park: Although not inside the national park, this park is located near Canyonlands and offers incredible views of the canyons, making it a great location for an elopement.
  • Upheaval Dome: This unique location features a stunning geological formation and is an excellent spot for a unique elopement ceremony.

National parks provide a unique and unforgettable setting for couples to start their lives together. With stunning landscapes and a bit of planning, we can create beautiful and timeless memories that will last a lifetime. As an elopement photographer, I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting adventure with my clients. So, let's pack our bags, grab our cameras, and get ready to capture the magic of an elopement in these spectacular national parks! Start your journey here.