Sunsets into the Rocky Mountains are pretty special. From wilderness escapes to sipping on a craft beverage, explore our top picks for sunset viewing in Aurora, Colorado.
Cherry Creek State Park
4201 S. Parker Rd.
Explore acres of open space and hike around to find your perfect sunset viewing point. Cherry Creek State Park is home to an 880-acre reservoir, dozens of trails, and water sports. Bring a paddleboard to catch the sun dipping into the Rocky Mountains or follow the popular paved Cherry Creek Trail for other views.
5800 S. Powhatan Rd.
Relax near the water as the day comes to an end. The Aurora Reservoir is a prime sunset-watching location. Rent a bike from Pedego Bikes and ride around the paved path, set up a picnic on the beach, or have a cookout under one of the pavilions.
Colorado Freedom Memorial
756 N. Telluride
Honor the Coloradoans who gave the ultimate sacrifice while viewing a spectacular sunset. The Colorado Freedom Memorial, open from dawn to dusk, serves as an excellent spot sunset viewing. Explore the 4-acre park or settle in on a bench for a peaceful view.
Bar Louie Southlands
6100 S. Main Street
If having a beverage while watching the sunset is more your style, head over to Bar Louie Southlands. Their westward-facing bar/patio is perfect for relaxing as the sun dips into the horizon. After drinks, stick around for dinner, or enjoy some appetizers amongst friends.
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
6550 Gateway Rd.
Roam amongst the wildlife! The Rocky Mountain Arsenal is home to dozens of native species including burrowing owls, bison, white-tailed deer, and hawks. Take a self-guided hiking tour around the grounds or hop in your car to ride around the park. Admission into this park is free!
2501 Dallas Street
While there are few places to view the setting sun at Stanley, some of our favorites include the outdoor patios at Stanley Beer Hall, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, or Comida. Enjoy a treat or dinner as the sun sets amongst the clouds. If you’re looking for something less crowded, walk the paved trail near the western side of the building.