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Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center

Children look at bugs in a jar at Sandstone Ranch
Exploration Camps for Kids
An assortment of natural materials found at Sandstone Ranch
Nature Programs for All Ages
A fox walks at Sandstone Ranch
Special Presentations
A volunteer leads a nature awareness walk at Sandstone Ranch
Awareness Walks

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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:


Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center is operated by Longmont Recreation Services


Go to the main Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center Home Page

Get information on how to volunteer at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center.

Enjoy a historic overview of Sandstone Ranch Home and Area.


Special Events

Catch the Wind at Sandstone Ranch - Saturday, April 26, 10am -2pm

Join Longmont Recreation Services and Longmont Power & Communications from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 26, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sandstone Ranch.  This FREE event offers activity for the entire family: make your own kite and pinwheels, learn about electricity, make an old-fashioned doll, learn the science of wind with a hands-on wind tunnel and ‘meet’  original ranch homesteaders Julia and Morse Coffin.  Don’t miss story time at 11 am.

Catch the Wind: Sat, April 26, 10am-2pm at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center.

How to get to Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center
: It is located just east of Longmont on Highway 119. The turn-off for the District Park and Visitors Center is one mile east of the intersection of Highway 119 and Weld County Road 1 at Sandstone Drive next to the football and soccer fields. Drive south on Sandstone Drive and follow the directional signs to the Visitors Center/Trailhead parking lot. Park and then walk the trail down to the Visitors Center. Handicapped parking is available in front of the Visitors Center.




Prairie Scholars playing at Sandstone Ranch in 2014


For more information about Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center, please call Recreation Services at (303) 651-8404.

Updated 4/21/2014 by web author S. Dabney, (303) 774-4827