There’s something about the crisp fall air that speaks of new beginnings: back to school, a new season, a fresh wardrobe, and maybe even an engagement.
We’re here to happily discuss some of the best spots for those Summit County fall engagement photos.
The harvest leaves, sugary lattes and fuzzy vests have become an aesthetic in themselves, but in the mountains fall means hunting for the most vibrant changing aspen leaves! If you’re looking for the perfect autumn leaf photo op with your beau, visit one (or all!) of these scenic Summit County, CO fall engagement photo ops.
First, we love this historic mining road that borders Summit County and Park County and serves as an alternative route to Hoosier Pass in the summer. As you drive up the road, you will see plenty of scenic spots to pull off and gaze in awe (at each other and the leaves!) At the summit of the pass you’ll find Boreas, an old mining settlement and now, ghost town, to add some historic remains to the setting.
This classic Summit County overlook off of Swan Mountain Road is located in between Breckenridge and Dillon. It is known for its spectacular views, friendly chipmunks, and a short trail so you can capture Lake Dillon from every angle. The path itself hosts looming evergreens, but looking towards Frisco and Silverthorne you’ll be able to spot plenty of autumn colors in the distance. Bring some sunflower seeds and you might even be able to convince a chipmunk to join your photo op!
Next, this gem of an alpine lake is conveniently located right off of I-70 and is close to both Copper Mountain and downtown Frisco. You’ll be able to see down Ten Mile Canyon, and have plenty of changing aspens, willows, and grasses so you can capture of variety of fall hues in contrast to the clear blue water. An engagement photo taken here is sure to be a keeper.
If you love the mountains, there’s no better place to take fall engagement photos than on top of the world (okay, technically the western continental divide), on Loveland Pass. The pass road will take you from Loveland Ski Area to Arapahoe Basin and Keystone. Changing grasses and willows dot the hillsides and in the right year, you might even have some early fall snow capping the mountain tops! Summit County’s topography also often lends itself to a perfect line of orange alpenglow at sunrise and sunset.
Lastly, this quaint Quaking Aspen Amphitheater in Keystone takes after its namesake and delivers some of the most vibrant fall leaves in Summit County. We think it is amazing spot for that quintessential engagement photo! The Snake River winds past the amphitheater and through the rest of Keystone. The river creates beautiful (and easily accessible) nooks throughout the village where you won’t be disturbed by passersby. If you love this location, you can also get married at Quaking Aspen Amphitheater and enjoy your reception just steps away in Warren Station!
All in all, wherever in Summit County you end up taking your engagement photos you won’t be disappointed by the scenery! What are you favorite fall engagement photo ops in Summit County we might have missed?