What is the best time of year to elope in Colorado Springs?
In Colorado Springs, summers are warm and the winters are very cold. It is typically partly cloudy with low humidity all year. The city is at its best from March through May as well as September and October, when average temperatures are just right and the crowds have thinned. An added bonus, September and October are great for enjoying the area’s fall foliage before the first snowfall. It is rare to see snow in September, but not unheard of. The same can be said for the month of May.
The summer months are Colorado Springs’ peak tourist season. Mornings and evenings are generally mild, but the middle of the day can get pretty hot, and afternoon thundershowers are a possibility.
The town sees an uptick in visitors a few times a year when they play host to local festivals. If you would prefer to avoid the festivities and any possible competition for accommodations, you might want to choose an elopement date that doesn’t overlap with the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival in November or the Labor Day Lift Off. However, Labor Day Lift Off is a hot air balloon festival, and watching the launches from your B&B or elopement site could be a memorable addition to your special day.
What is the best time of day to elope in Colorado Springs?
As a general rule, sunset and the hour or so after are the best time of day for an elopement, as the sun isn’t too strong and directly overhead. The sunset hours give a warm glow to elopement photographs that is hard to beat unless you’re willing to wake up to catch the sunrise. That being said, if you are eloping at the Paint Mines in Calhan about 45 minutes northeast, the light changes in exciting ways throughout the day. Working with your local photographer will give you a good idea of what to expect and what times of day will give you the best outcome for your elopement and photoshoot.