Visit Longmont is continually monitoring developments surrounding COVID-19 and is following the lead of local, state and national health and travel authorities. The safety and well being of our community, partners and visitors is our number one priority. We are fully engaged with local and state officials to coordinate a safe return for visitors and meetings. Our hospitality community is working together to implement enhanced procedures to safely welcome you back with our Elevated Standards.

Read More
Share
Back to previous

The River's Path

overview

View Map

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.

+ -
show more show less