Ashleigh & Matt came out from the front range of Colorado to visit some family out on the western slope of Colorado. We’ve been following each other on Instagram for quite a while & they loved my work & I was able to photograph them while they were out visiting. Because Mount Sneffels is just the most stunning mountain out here in western Colorado, we just had to include it along with the rest of the San Juan Mountains & the Cimarron Ridge. Areas in & near Top of the Pines offer amazing views of the mountains. You can see the San Juan National Forest along with the Uncompahgre National Forest.
Top of the Pines is located near Ridgway, Colorado. Ridgway is an often overlooked little town out in western Colorado. It is close to Ouray & not too far from Telluride. The town of Ridgway actually has quite a bit to offer for such a small town. There are a wide variety of restaurants & bars, along with outdoor stores & equipment rentals. There are a lot of VRBO & AirBnB rentals in the area with some amazing homes & cabins you can stay in.
Read more about why you should elope in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.