There’s nothing quite like watching the sunset over the horizon. The colors are always so beautiful, and it’s a wonderful way to end the day. If you’re looking for some great spots to watch the sunset in Longmont, check out these places!


McIntosh Lake


The 3.5-mile McIntosh Lake Loop Trail in Hygiene, Colorado is a lovely display of wildflowers and spectacular views of Longs Peak and Meeker. It’s family-friendly, with several parks on the circuit. The loop is also ideal for paddling, kayaking, running, walking, and biking activities.

From McIntosh Lake, visitors can watch the sun dip below the mountains in the west and set a blaze of colors across the sky.

Directions: All Trails | Google Maps


Coot Lake Trail


The Coakley Creek Trail is a 1.3-mile loop route in Longmont set along Coakley Creek. This lake is ideal for walking, running, bird viewing, cycling, and fishing. Dogs are also welcome on this path.

Directions: All Trails | Google Maps



Golden Ponds Park


Golden Parks Park is an 88-acre natural park with 4 ponds on a former mine with 2.6 miles of trails & abundant birdlife. There is no charge to fish, canoe, or walk around the pond. Dogs are welcome on certain paths throughout the park.

Directions: Google Maps


Rabbit Mountain Open Space


Eagle Wind Trail is a 3.8-mile loop in Hygiene, Colorado that features attractive wildflowers and is suitable for all skill levels. This trail has a variety of activities available and is best used from March to October. Dogs are also welcome on this route, but they must be kept on a leash.

Directions: All Trails | Google Maps




The sunsets in Longmont are a sight to behold. Whether you’re out with friends or enjoying a solo moment of peace and quiet, there is no better way to end your day than by watching the sunset from one of these beautiful spots. We hope that this list inspires you to get outside more often and experience all that our wonderful city has to offer- especially when it comes time for an amazing show every single night! What do you think?


Which spot in Longmont is your favorite place to watch the sunset/sunrise? 

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