Day Trips Near Longmont

Day Trips Near Longmont












We’re so lucky to live in the gorgeous state of Colorado! No matter what time of year it is, there’s always an amazing place within a short drive of Longmont. 


Estes Park

Estes Park is only about an hour away from Longmont. Explore its quaint downtown or head to Rocky Mountain National Park year round. There you can see wildlife, hike, fish, bike, camp, go horseback riding or go snowshoeing in the winter. You can also get a tour of the Stanley Hotel and hear more about its history. In the summertime, rent a kayak or paddleboard from the Lake Estes Marina and soak up some sunshine. 



If you like outdoor adventures, Nederland offers skiing, rock climbing, camping or hiking at the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Mud Lake Open Space or Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Plus, it’s only an hour away from Longmont. Nederland is known for its Frozen Dead Guys Days celebration. It’s a festival filled with quirky events like coffin racing, music and costumes. 




Frisco is about 2 hours away from Longmont. It’s 30 minutes away from six ski resorts, including Copper Mountain, Vail and Breckenridge. When it’s cold outside, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and even a lift-assisted tubing hill. Once temperatures are warmer, Frisco Bay Marina is located toward the eastern end of Frisco’s Main Street. In addition to paddleboarding, sailing and boating, you can run, walk or bike on the trails surrounding the marina. 


Fort Collins


Fort Collins is less than an hour away from Longmont. Its charming downtown, called Old Town, inspired the look of Main Street USA in Disneyland. You can check out restaurants, boutiques, bars and unique shops. Fort Collins is known for being home to Colorado State University as well as the Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. If outdoor adventure is more your style, Cache la Poudre River, Lory State Park and Horsetooth reservoir call Fort Collins home. Horsetooth reservoir is located west of Fort Collins, so you can enjoy water activities or hike to Horsetooth Rock.  


Eldorado Springs


Located about 35 minutes from Longmont, Eldorado Springs is known for its phenomenal rock climbing routes. If you’re not a climber, you can hike, fish or just hang out along South Boulder Creek. In the summer, check out Eldorado Springs Swimming Pool. The pool is fed by an artesian spring and renovated in 2020. 


Did these ideas get you itching to get out of town? There’s plenty to explore in our own backyard so get outside and take advantage of our gorgeous state! If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Colorado but want to, Turner Realty can help!