I still think about Amy and Carson’s dreamy Capitol Reef wedding often. These two are avid outdoorsmen, and love all things adventure. So naturally, they had their ceremony on the edge of a cliff in Capitol Reef National Park.
Everyone knows Utah for its red rock desert. But people usually associate that with Arches National Park or Zion National Park. But you all are SLEEPING on Capitol Reef National Park! Oh my gosh, pleaseee give me all of the Capitol Reef elopements and small weddings! And please consider Capitol Reef for your wedding or elopement!
Capitol Reef is located in south-central Utah. It is about 3.5 hours from Salt Lake City, and is home to so many hidden treasures!
Want to know a fun fact that connected Amy and I when we had our initial call?
I took a canyoneering trip a few years ago for my birthday in Capitol Reef National Park with some friends. We hiked up to Cassidy Arch and rappelled down and out of it. The first rappel is a free rappel, which means that you don’t have any walls to put your feet on to balance yourself. Well about 20 feet into this 150 foot rappel, my backpack weighed me down and I flipped over and was hanging upside down!! I couldn’t get myself back the right way, so I ended up doing the other 130 feet UPSIDE DOWN. And then had to do 5 more rappels in order to get out of the canyon. It was hands down the most terrifying experience of my life, but a great story to tell now that makes me sound like a badass!
If you need tips on how to elope in a national park, head to this post where I share the ins and outs of getting married in one of our spectacular parks!