Summer brings many splendors for us Coloradans: less clothes, more sunshine and spectacular sunsets. Even if you have lived in Denver for a short time you have probably witnessed one of our jaw-dropping sunsets. The sky changes into the perfect blend of Bronco’s colors, and the Rocky Mountain range turns into a blissful silhouette. I have scoured the city for the most beautiful spots to catch Denver’s best sunsets and I have emerged victorious:
Hyatt Regency Hotel Peaks Lounge
650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202
Located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency, this chic lounge offers nearly 360-degree views spanning to the west. Let their talented bartenders create your killer cocktail, then relax and maybe even treat your self to a decadent dessert. A perfect sunset for locals and business guests alike.
Sunday through Thursday, 4:00 PM – Midnight
Friday and Saturday, 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum – Observation Deck
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401
Everyone knows about Lookout Mountain and for good reason, the view is beautiful. If you want to avoid the crowds and have a more private sunset experience, head to the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum. The observation deck attached to the museum is a hidden getaway only 30 minutes from downtown with an unobstructed view. Spend some extra time at the museum with only a $5 entry fee. It’s worth your time for some funky Colorado history.
May 1 – October 31
Museum: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gift Shop/Café: Daily 8:30 a.m. – Sunset
November 1 – April 30
Museum: Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.
Gift Shop/Café: Daily 9:00 – Sunset
Anschutz Family Sky Terrace
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80205
This 5,000 square foot terrace is the perfect location for your next sunset. An open-air patio that captures City Park, the Denver Skyline and the Rocky Mountains frame the entire picture. The Sky Terrace can be reserved for special events so access can be limited. If you get the chance to visit the Anschutz Family Sky Terrace don’t miss it. On a clear day you can see over 200 miles to the west. If you do run into a private event, you can always head to the west patio outside of the Nature and Science museum and catch this mesmerizing view.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Museum is open seven days a week year-round, with the exception of December 25.
Colorado Rockies Stadium
2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
The majority of seats in our House of Rock are positioned to have the best view for a fiery Colorado sunset. Get to the a Rockies game while you still can because nothing says good-bye to summer like baseball, a cold beer and an amazing sunset. Don’t forget there is a new spectacular rooftop.
Flatirons Vista North Trail
3663 State Highway 93, Boulder, CO 80302
If you are looking to get in a post-work calorie burn before enjoying your Colorado sunset than you should head toward the Flatirons Vista North Trial. This trail-head is just off Highway 93 and only about 20 minutes outside of downtown. Once at the trail heal hike up the Flatirons Vista North Trail to Doudy Draw Trail Picnic area you can stop and enjoy the view northwest and see the Boulder Flatirons sunset that will surely be the perfect end to your day.