Best Rooftop Views to Soak Up Northern Colorado’s 300 Days of Sunshine

July 31, 2020

Colorado may be known for hiking trails, bike paths and the mountain backdrop, but its 300 days of sunshine calls for rooftop experiences with breathtaking views. It’s time to lay back in the open air, and there’s no better place than in Northern Colorado. With its close proximity to the Rocky Mountains, this region has unbeatable views for you to take in during your adventures. Whether it’s with a drink or binoculars in hand – here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy Northern Colorado, elevated


Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Tucked away in Downtown Fort Collins, the Museum of Discovery offers a variety of immersive exhibits mixing science and history as an engaging way to learn. If you’re in need of some fresh air, then stop by the museum’s rooftop for stellar views and a new perspective! Either rent out the space to host your own event or join the museum’s rooftop events like stargazing or silent disco. Whether you want to mingle or daydream out in the night sky, MoD has the patio for it – with a view to match.

Sunset Lounge on the Hotel Elizabeth rooftop

With a hint of what to expect in the title, Sunset Lounge is a lavish spot located on the roof of Hotel Elizabeth in Fort Collins. If you’re looking for a sophisticated atmosphere with the finest of wines, this rooftop deck might be your new favorite place. Enjoy the spectacular sunset and front range mountain views in style, while also being in the bustling Old Town neighborhood. There’s no better place to channel some indulgent self-care than at this stunning lounge.

La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill

If you’re seeking quality Mexican food met with scenic vistas, then La Cabaña in Estes Park is the place to be. Their popular rooftop patio is perfect for families and friend groups alike to relish all Northern Colorado’s beauty! With views of the mountains and Estes Park’s main strip, this bar & grill has the best of both worlds.

Desk Chair

Who says work and play can’t be side-by-side? Offering drinks, a Zen garden and rooftop patio, Desk Chair is a co-working space in downtown Loveland like no other. As a member, you can enjoy such amenities including 24/7 access, free pours of tap beer/wine, conference room access and more. You’ll definitely want to bring your friends to this office space that doubles as an upscale lounge. If that’s not convincing enough, Desk Chair’s rooftop view is the best in all of Loveland, overlooking the city’s surrounding natural landscape.

Ginger & Baker

Pies, cocktails, live music – you name it, Ginger & Baker’s got it! This bakery and café in Fort Collins lets you take in the surrounding nature and breeze with its trendy rooftop bar. This is the perfect place for meetups, date nights, game nights and everything in between. Ginger & Baker accentuates what Northern Colorado has to offer, which are remarkable views and a higher quality of life. Elevate your NoCo experience at this lively rooftop bar!

The Boot Grill

Rooftops are great for summer nights, but The Boot Grill’s patio firepit makes it a great spot year-round. Get yet another glimpse of Loveland’s mountain and sunset views from one of their two patios that overlook the city. To top it all off, The Boot Grill also provides live music on the weekends and other special events that showcase Northern Colorado’s vibrancy.


With plenty of rooftop views to choose from, Northern Colorado provides the perfect opportunity to have get together and enjoy Colorado’s mountain culture without even heading to mountains. Through its rich culture, diverse communities and magnificent nature, NoCo’s quality of life leaves no room for compromise— beautiful setting included. Considering relocating to Northern Colorado? Can’t say we’re surprised! Check out our website to learn more about things to do and places to explore while you plan your move.

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