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Best Marriage Proposal Location in and around the flatirons??


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John MI · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 55

My sister has asked me (her recreational climbing brother) for advice on a good hike somewhere in the flatirons. My sister is a photographer and has been asked to shoot a marriage proposal.

The client wanted to hike the Royal Arch Trail, but I mentioned that may be too crowded on a weekend...

Any thoughts on cool vista off the beaten path? I am also not totally up to date on wildlife closures ect.

Any advice is extremely appreciated.

Best,

John

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,285

Start VERY early in the AM and start from somewhere other than Chautauqua, as that's where the rangers hang out and will want to see the commercial permit, fee, licensing, proof of payments, etc...
There are trailheads at Devils Thumb (Bear Mt Dr) and Cragmore, not to mention NCAR and others...
Lots fewer people.

Nick Wilder · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2005 · Points: 3,436

They could hike in from the upper (west) trailhead near the top of Flagstaff Rd and have a fairly easy 2 mile hike to the summit of Green Mountain. About 90% less people than Royal Arch, which was a CRAZY zoo last weekend!

George Bell · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 5,030

Summit of the Third Flatiron!

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245

Top of p1 on Fandango. During a thunderstorm!

Cornelius Jefferson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 100

big flat boulder below the s face of the Box

ur welcome

Hank Caylor · · Glenwood Springs, CO · Joined Dec 2003 · Points: 615

Monkey Traverse! Now you're really welcome..

Rogerlarock · · Nedsterdam, Colorado · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 5

How about Lost Lake above the town of Eldora? Casual hike in, tons of scenery, can be crowded on the week-end but not so much during the week.

wendy weiss · · boulder, co · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 10

I hope the person proposing is pretty damn sure what the answer will be. Otherwise, it could be a real bummer.

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,285
wendy weiss wrote:I hope the person proposing is pretty damn sure what the answer will be. Otherwise, it could be a real bummer.
Always true - location doesn't matter on that one.
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Colorado
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