McIntosh Lake Nature Area offers 3.5 miles of easy walking trails and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains, most notably Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker. It is a great location to catch the colors at either sunrise or sunset! You can be out on the water in a kayak or on a paddleboard or on the shoreline at the park or on the trail!
St. Vrain State Park is one of Colorado's state parks and is a family-friendly destination for visitors seeking a peaceful and simple outdoor break. It has many different pond locations and trails that you can catch an evening sunset!
Beautiful views of the St. Vrain River are most easily accessed via the St. Vrain Greenway. The St. Vrain Greenway spans 8 miles from Golden Ponds Park on 3rd Ave. to Sandstone Ranch Park off SR 119. There are plenty of bridges and spots along the trail to stop and capture a sunset photo.
Union Reservoir Nature Area is a 736 acre body of water in Longmont providing many outdoor recreational activities. Catch the sunrise or sunset by paddleboard, kayak or on the shorelines of the beach!
Golden Ponds Nature Area is an 88-acre natural park with four ponds on a former mine with 2.6 miles of trails & abundant birdlife. It is the perfect place to start or end your day with beautiful, tranquil views.
Sandstone Ranch can be accessed via the St. Vrain Greenway by walking or biking or by driving to the Visitors & Learning Center. The historic building on the property has a trail that leads to a stunning overlook with mountain views, the perfect location to capture the moment.
Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain Open Space is located in the northeastern part of Longmont just north of Hwy. 66. It is home to many hiking and biking trails with lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. It is the perfect place to catch the sunset over the foothills with beautiful mountain views.