You’re ready to do the deed, get hitched, tie the knot, get married…but first you have to propose. If the Moab area is your chosen place for that get-down-on-bended-knee moment, you have some spectacular outdoor spots to pop the question. Here are five that make our list as pretty darn romantic scenes for one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask. Make sure you remember the engagement ring.
Called one of the most-photographed sites in the world, this is also a primo spot for asking, “Will you marry me?” Plan a sunset sojourn, perhaps complete with picnic dinner or champagne. The breathtaking views will add perfect ambiance to what will become a cherished memory. We know it’s not the best name…but you can always tell people you proposed while overlooking the beauty of Canyonlands National Park.
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World-famous, most-photographed, symbol of spectacular natural beauty = dramatic place to propose. If you and your intended are PDA sorts who’d like to elicit “awws” from a likely surrounding crowd, this might be the spot. Or, you can plan an early morning or late evening (moonlight, anyone?) hike to pop the question amidst the serene silence in one of the most stunning places in the world.
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3) Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park
This guided ranger hike reveals a wonderland of arches, fins, buttes, and otherwise amazing spots to pop that question. Suggested areas are under Surprise Arch or Inner Sanctum Arch. If you want to get your guiding ranger in on the act, ask for a little help in setting the stage. However, if you know the area already you can hike in without a ranger; all you need is a paid permit.
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Most amazing time: sunrise. Difficulty of reaching: very easy. Gorgeousness of spot: off the charts. Crowded factor: likely, especially in summer. However, the splendid sunrise view can be a fitting metaphor for the life you hope to lead with your honey.
5) Corona Arch
This arch doesn’t get as much play as the big guns in Arches, but it’s a beaut. Easy to get to and a big, bold sight to behold, it provides a very dramatic backdrop for your equally big, bold moment. Off the well-known Potash Road, Corona Arch sets the stage for a beautiful moment that will linger in both your memories.
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