Woods Walk Wedding Guide [How To, Photos, Prices, Tips, & More]

The Woods Walk wedding ceremony site is a beautiful, affordable outdoor wedding venue in Crested Butte. In fact, it is so beautiful and accessible that it is the most popular wedding site in Crested Butte, ahead of Peanut Lake and Gunsight Bridge. From the wedding site, you see a beautiful aspen grove, Mt. Crested Butte in the background, and colorful wildflowers (depending on the season).

The Woods Walk is mainly used during the summer and fall months and the trail from Kebler Pass Road remains accessible and clear. With that, it is also able to be accessed during winter months by snowshoes or cross-country skis. 

How to get to the Woods Walk Ceremony Site

Coordinates to trailhead: 38.87002,-106.99359

From the town of Crested Butte, turn onto Whiterock Avenue and drive west. Eventually, Whiterock Avenue will turn into Kebler Pass Road. You will see gravel parking on your left right across from the trailhead. 

When you start up the trail you’ll walk a couple of hundred feet before coming up on the ceremony site. The aspen grove will open up and you’ll see a clear area to your right (pictured above).

Do I need a reservation?

Many national forest locations in Colorado don’t require a permit or reservation but The Woods Walk is different because is it owned by the Crested Butte Land Trust and is considered conserved lands.

Reservations are accepted by the CB Land Trust on a first come, first served basis. Only one couple is allowed to get married at the Woods Walk per day. 

How do I reserve my date?

In order to secure The Woods Walk for your wedding, a $2,000 deposit is required at the time of booking. The reservation payment to the CB Land Trust is considered a donation and is a tax write-off. Couples will be refunded $500 after a representative of the land trust reviews the area and ensures that it was left clean and in its natural condition. 

View the reservation contract here. This must be signed to complete your reservation.

Contact Jessica via jessica@cblandtrust.org in order to discuss more details about your wedding.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

If you need to cancel your reservation, there will be a $250 non-refundable administration fee but you will receive the remaining balance. Keep in mind that there will be no refund offered if the cancelation is made within 24 hours of the reservation.

The Woods Walk Wedding Rules

· Maximum guest capacity is 100 guests

· Reservations secure 3 hours of site usage. This slot includes set up, ceremony, and takedown

· No receptions can take place at the ceremony site. No food or alcohol is permitted. Consider Bonez, Secret Stash, or the other amazing restaurants in town

· No bands or sound systems allowed

· The couple and their guests must adhere to Leave No Trace Principles. Do not alter the natural land in any way. Properly dispose of all trash. Clean up your dog poop. Don’t set up any tents or throw any flower petals. You can learn more about Leave No Trace Principles here

· Parking can’t be blocked off or reserved and must be shared with the public. Plan accordingly and consider carpooling or hiring a shuttle

· Ceremony can’t block the trail

If you have any clarifying questions, you can get them answered by speaking to a representative of the Crested Butte Land Trust (970-349-1206). 308 Third Street Crested Butte, CO 81224.

Click here to check out my full blog about this beautiful fall Woods Walk Wedding!

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