Where to Propose in Salt Lake City, Utah
This is a guide of some places to pop the question in Salt Lake City, Utah + a roughly 30-minute radius haha.
Making this list was somewhat overwhelming because certain locations look especially beautiful during certain times of the year & other locations are gorgeous year-round but look dramatically different depending on the season. This is, by no means, a comprehensive list of gorgeous places in Salt Lake City to pop the question. But still a fun blog nonetheless!
If any of these catch your eye – I’d love to share more locations details once you reach out! I hope it sparks your interest, and I’m always willing to explore somewhat new as well!
And if you’re looking to propose soon, also check out this resource: How to Photograph Your Proposal
Rooftops are a great way to capture the city without having to interact with as much foot and car traffic.
*Note – Salt Lake City has been cracking down on people hanging out on their rooftops by locking up their roofs/having private security kick you out. So access is ever evolving.
see a proposal at this location here
Ensign Peak is a popular hiking destination in Salt Lake City, Utah that offers spectacular views of the city and the surrounding landscape. The trail is well-maintained and accessible. You don’t have to climb the entire hike in order to access the panoramic view, but it is not wheelchair accessible.
This location is beautiful all year round! This neoclassical building sits atop a hill overlooking downtown Salt Lake City and offers stunning views of the city skyline.
And if your session coincides with bad weather, the interior of this building is gorgeous and usually open to the public. Inside, the capitol building is just as impressive, with grand staircases, marble floors, and murals that depict scenes from Utah’s history.
Toward the end of March, it is surrounded by white cherry trees which are especially pretty.
Salt Lake City has some great murals/street art throughout the city.
Grand America is a classic, white hotel in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. It has an interior pavilion with manicured flowers (weather permitting), grass & a reflection pond. This can be a beautiful place to propose.
They also offer a special proposal service alongside their sister venue, Snowbasin Ski Resort (where I am a preferred vendor!) – more information can be found here: https://www.grandamerica.com/propose-on-the-slopes/
Outside this building, easily accessible to the public, is a patio with a reflective wall that showcases the mountain views of Salt Lake Valley. This could be an awesome backdrop as you pop the question.
Red Butte Garden is a botanical garden and arboretum located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The garden covers over 100 acres and features a wide variety of plants and trees from around the world. Visitors can wander through colorful flower gardens, meander along winding paths, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the garden’s many water features.
Admission to this garden costs money, but the grounds are gorgeous. If the weather is bad, ask if the Orangerie is available to the public (it is when not being used for private events) and it is a great indoor location with tons of greenery all year round.
Memory Grove Park is a beautiful park located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The park covers over 20 acres and features a variety of trees, flowers, and other vegetation, as well as several streams and ponds. There are pink trees in the spring and fall foliage in autumn. There is also a white, marble pagoda which is lovely.
This is another location that is beautiful year round. And there are multiple pretty options within this one space. There is a bridge, there is a pavilion with a reflection pond, a rooftop garden, and (they are sometimes locked, so be aware of that) giant stairs with a great view of Salt Lake City. And even indoor options if weather is bad.
Millcreek Canyon is beautiful all year long. And it is one of the few canyons that does allow dogs!
see more photos at this location here
The area is covered in dense forests of pine and aspen trees, and there are numerous streams and small waterfalls that flow through the area. The mountain itself rises to an elevation of over 10,000 feet, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding canyon and valley below. You have to hike up a short, but steep cliff in order to get to the best views, but I think it’s worth it! Please consider just bringing good walking shoes that you can change out of at the top.
No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.
Jordan Pines is known for its stunning natural beauty. The area is covered in dense forests of pine and aspen trees, and there are numerous streams and small waterfalls that flow through the area.
This is a ridiculously beautiful location all year around. In the summer months, everything is green. In the fall, there is stunning foliage and beautiful autumn colors. And in the winter, the area becomes a popular destination for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
*Note – No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.
Silver Lake is a beautiful alpine lake located in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The lake is surrounded by dense forests of pine and aspen trees, and there are numerous hiking trails that wind around the lake and through the surrounding mountains. The lake itself is clear and pristine, and visitors can often see fish swimming just below the surface.
Silver Lake is a great place to visit year-round. In the summer months, things are green. In the fall, the golden trees are stunning. And in the winter, the area becomes a popular destination for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
*No dogs are allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced
Little Dell Reservoir is a scenic mountain lake located in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. There are several picnic areas and benches located around the lake, as well as restroom facilities and a boat launch. Little Dell Reservoir is a hidden gem & is a personal favorite location of mine.
Yellow flowers typically bloom here toward the end of May. No dogs are allowed here because it is a watershed. This rule is enforced.
Albion Basin is a beautiful mountain valley located in Alta Ski Resort. The basin is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, including wildflower meadows, alpine lakes, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This mountain is typically covered in wildflowers at the end of July – Indian paintbrush, lupine, mountain bluebells, etc.
La Caille is a beautiful French-inspired restaurant and event venue located in Sandy, Utah. The property boasts 20 acres of stunning gardens, fountains, and ponds.
If you’re visiting Salt Lake City for a ski trip/a local snow enthusiast, the resorts are simply beautiful and a great place to pop the question. I get an ikon ski pass yearly, so I have access to most resorts & I’m an expert skiier so I could meet you on any type of terrain!
Tunnel Springs Park is a beautiful and scenic park located in North Salt Lake. The park is situated at the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountains and offers a breathtaking view of the city skyline. This is 5 minutes from where I grew up and it used to be a relatively-undiscovered running trail that connects to Bonneville Shore Line. Now it is a popular photographer location.