The River's Path guided canoe day trips run along the Meanders or the Kurtz Ranch stretches of the St. Vrain River. Each canoe day trip starts just outside of Longmont, following calm current that just about anyone can canoe! Both stretches offer opportunities to swim, view wildlife and improve canoe paddling skills. Each trip can be great for a getaway with the family or for team-building business outings. Meanders Canoe Day Trip Along with bridges, thickets of willow enclose this stretch, drawing fox, mule deer and the occasional bobcat and coyote, who leave hundreds of tracks in the banks! As you float down the river, you may spot cliff and barn swallows nesting, pelicans and herons soaring and even the rare Great Horned Owl perched in a tree. Kurtz Ranch Canoe Day Trip Just East of Longmont, nature mingles with the open range of the high prairie. From your canoe meet a family of bald eagles. Can you spot their colossal nest? Further downriver, a sprawling Heron Rookery hangs in a Cottonwood grove. Meanwhile, keep your eyes out for mink slipping into the water. Stopping for a snack and swim, you'll likely see their star-shaped tracks along the bank.