Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center
The Visitor Center includes hands-on displays on environmental features of the area, as well as history of the Coffin family who homesteaded the site, and other early Longmont history. There is no admission fee to the Visitor Center. A nature trail from the Visitor Center takes you past several historical buildings, near the sandstone bluffs, and includes a scenic overlook. Numerous species of wildlife and birds are seen frequently on the property including white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks. Walking or Biking Directions: Hop onto the St. Vrain Greenway and follow it east. The trail will lead you straight to the Visitors Center. A current bike map can be found at: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/park_list/greenwaylist.htm
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Get information on how to volunteer at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center.
Enjoy a historic overview of Sandstone Ranch Home and Area.
Geology Walk at Sandstone Ranch
Saturday, June 8, 2013; 10:00am to noon
Sandstone Ranch Open Space; the Visitor Center is located south of Highway 119, one mile east of Weld County Road 1. Take the east entrance to the Sandstone Ranch area, turning south on Sandstone Drive. Follow the directional signs to the Visitor Center parking lot.
Join Boulder County volunteer naturalists Dick Pratt and Roger Myers to explore and learn about the geology of Sandstone Ranch and Boulder County. From a scenic overlook, we will observe and learn about this dramatic and diverse landscape, from the Great Plains to the Continental Divide. After a short and easy walk exploring geologic history, you can visit the beautiful and historic Sandstone Ranch house to learn about some of the human history associated with this site. Homesteaded in 1860, the ranch house was built in the early 1880's, using sandstone quarried from the cliff next to the house. All ages are welcome.
Plein Aire – Paint Out Dates
April 23, 2013 – Tuesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
July 17, 2013 – Wednesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
August 6, 2013 – Tuesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
September 17, 2013 – Tuesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
October 8, 2013 – Tuesday 9:30 am – 12 noon
If you have questions, please call Diane Wood at 303-678-7456
Workshops are provided FREE to the public through the Outreach Program of Longmont Studio Tour. All material provided.
May 25, 2013 - Saturday 10:00 am – 12 noon
June 22, 2013 – Saturday 10:00 am – 12 noon
Pastel workshop given by Diane Wood thru Outreach Program of Longmont Studio Tour.
This workshop is given free to the public. All materials provided. If you have pastels and
paper, you may bring these to the workshop. We will paint scenery surrounding Sandstone Ranch
or if you prefer, bring your own photo and paint from that. Ages teens to adults. To sign up, please either call Diane 303-678-7456 or email.
July 27, 2013 - Saturday, 10:00am - 12 noon
Sara Boers Brown
Collage Landscapes: In this workshop we will create collage landscapes using paper and fabric scraps. Basic color theory and perspective will be covered.
This workshop is free and open to the public. All materials supplied thru the Outreach Program of Longmont Studio Tour. Ages 8 – adults maximum attendees 10. To register, contact Sara at 303-485-5327.
August 24, 2013 - Saturday, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Nanci Imburgia will demonstrate both hand and machine needle felting techniques; students will then create a small hand needlefelted medallion, which you may turn into a pin. Kit provided. All materials supplied thru the Outreach Program of Longmont Studio Tour.Ages 12-adult, max 10 people.
Call Nanci to register: 303-834-9729
September 26, 2013 - Thursday, 10:00 am to I:00 pm
Paint Your Own Silk Scarf: Please bring an apron!Supplies provided through our Longmont Studio Tour Outreach program. For ages 12 to adult, maximum 8 attendees.
Please call Astrid to register at 303-440-3770
For more information about Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center, please call Recreation Services at (303) 651-8404.
Updated 3/26/2013 by web author S. Dabney, (303) 774-4827