The upper parking lot at Sandstone Ranch is near Longmont and has great views in all directions. It is a short way northeast of the Sandstone Ranch VIsitors Center. The limiting magnitude there is about 4.9 so it's a bit darker than in Longmont. Ball field lights are occasionally a problem. They are low to the north horizon so usually don't bother that much as we're usually looking to the south or east. Cars coming into the parking lot are more of an issue. A nearby car dealership uses full cut-off lighting so it's not a problem -- kudos to them!!
From Longmont, head east on Ken Pratt Blvd (Highway 119) and pass the ball fields on your right. Turn right (south) on Sandstone Drive which is just after the ball fields and before the King Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership. Go 0.4 miles, and turn left to go up the slight hill into the upper parking lot.
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