We awoke at 4 am to catch the sunrise in Grand Teton National park. Driving to the park, it was so early the ranger stations weren’t quite open. Sunrise is a perfect time to elope in the Grand Tetons, the mountains creating the perfect back drop. It was hard not to be distracted by the mountain views on the left side of the car while driving to the location. We decided that Cascade Canyon Turnout would be the perfect spot for a sunrise elopement in the park.
Cam and Ashley braved the chilled July morning before the sun rose. This location is a popular hiking spot, therefore early in the morning it was just us and the hikers. Cascade Canyon is off of Teton Park road, and features many different alpine trees with views of the sharp pointed mountain peaks. This location was originally named Glacier Creek by the Hayden Expedition of 1872. It was renamed to it’s current name in 1931. Grand Teton National park makes a great location for a sunrise elopement.
A Special Use Permit is required to elope in Grand Teton National Park. This permit is $200 and you are required to apply for it before eloping. The park has numerous locations to choose from for your elopement that would make for the perfect backdrop. Be sure to check the locations that allow elopements in the park before you decide to elope here!
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