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Creating Your Dream Proposal in Ouray, Colorado

Posted by Guest Blogger on Wed, Apr 04, 2012 @09:57 AM

The best ideas for your romantic proposal in the San Juan Mountains!

hot tubs box canyonCongratulations!  The mere fact that you have been out there on the World Wide Web searching for this particular topic in Colorado is a reason to celebrate!  Here in Ouray, Colorado, there is no shortage of memorable places to pop the question. 

Our beautiful little city is tucked into the Southwest Mountains and offers couples the chance to experience Victorian charm, tranquility, romance, and our infamous hot springs!

Popping the Question

ringsAdmittedly, we women have the upper hand in this department.  For most of us, we have had our dream proposal figured out in our head at a very young age!  We started out watching all of the Disney Princess classics and learned very early on that we all have a Price Charming out there, just waiting to slip on our lost slipper, awake us from a deep slumber with a sweet kiss, and of course we would really like to be whisked away on a noble steed!  It is also a good possibility that all of our little woodland rodent friends will be coming to live with us as well.  Hopefully, this isn’t a problem.

Once we little girls become women we have a different scenario in our mind.  We want the element of surprise!  We want to see that beautiful ring when we least expect it, taking our breath away!  Take us to a memorable location and simply ask, “What are you doing for the rest of your life?”

The most obvious rule of thumb is to know your significant other’s likes and dislikes.  If she is a sports fanatic and loves to share your season tickets then you may well be searching for “the guy” who controls the Jumbotron. 

But, if she is captivated by magnificence of waterfalls, inspired by breathtaking mountain vistas, and craves the serenity of a field of wildflowers then Ouray is the ideal place for you to stage the perfect proposal.

imogene basin waterfallsSetting the Stage with a Surprise Picnic

During the spring and summer months the Box Canyon Lodge and Hot springs has a beautiful overlook area directly above our natural hot springs.  Just imagine you and your partner, climbing the stairs up to a meadow with a beautiful picnic already in place.  Marvel at the 360° views that surround you and dine on a gourmet selection of goodies from a local caterer.  The rest is up to you!  If you would like to make this moment happen just let us know when you make your reservation and we will take care of the rest! Because we will be special ordering your picnic please give us at least 5 days notice.

The Box Canyon Falls

If you take a ten minute walk up the road by our hotel you will find the Box Canyon Falls.  This impressive natural wonder will certainly captivate your sweetie.  Once inside the park, enjoy the roaring falls that crash to the river bed 285 feet below.  As you stand below the falls, embracing your love next to the crystal clear pool of water at your feet, whisper in their ear how much you love them and then produce that little box.

waterfalls near ouray colo in julyProposing On Top of the World

Well, it may not be the literal top but 10,000 feet or more above sea level can sure feel like it!  During the summer months in Ouray wildflowers flourish in abundance in the high mountain valleys.  You're sure to find several waterfalls cascading down from the peaks as the snow melts high above.  Most of these areas are only accessible by 4x4 vehicles with high clearance. If you don’t have your own 4x4, Ouray has top notch Jeep Tour Companies that will take you up there for an experience you will never forget!  The Box Canyon Lodge and Hot Springs has a great Half Day Jeep Tour Package.  Once you get to the top and are surrounded by wildflowers, find a perfect place to drop to one knee.

Making it Happen

The Box Canyon Lodge and Ouray Event Planning would love to help you pull off the perfect proposal!  We can arrange for intimate picnics, Jeep Tours, carriage rides, balloon rides or whatever else you desire to make your special day happen.  We look forward to helping you in any way we can.  Please give us a call today at 800-327-5080.

About the Author:  Nikki Komar works at the Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs.  She works with many of our groups including family reunions and destination wedding couples.  She lives with her husband and four children in Ouray. 

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