The Best Place in Boulder to Watch the Sun Set
Like a classic “look-out point” Legion Park sits on a hill peering over Boulder, the Valmont Reservoir, and the foothills leading up to the Continental Divide. You can count on most every nice sunny day (which happens a lot in Boulder) that the parking lot at Legion Park, managed by Boulder County, will be almost full of cars. The park can be found right on Arapahoe, between 65th and 75th streets.
Park patrons can stay seated in their cars, just like an old drive-in theater, to watch the sun set over our little mountain town. Or if you like you can explore down the trail. Right now there is ice and mud on parts of the short trail, but its still a beautiful site. A good place for a warm-weather picnic! Just remember that the park is open from sunrise to sunset and glass containers are not allowed.
Visitors can find signs of animals on the less frequented trail. The raccoon hand print seen here seems like it could be from a small child, but those long, sharp nails say otherwise. Keep your eyes and ears open for signs of wildlife.
One of the greatest things about the sunset in Boulder is that it changes daily, the mountains look different by the minute in the fading light.
Check out the short video I took at Legion Park.