When your perfect day in Eugene just can't end yet, head to one of these top sunset spots and watch the colors change and the stars come out. Bring a picnic and a flashlight and enjoy the show. 

Sunset over Willamette River - Ruth Bascom Bike Path
: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Willamette River at Sunset from Ferry St. Bridge

Ferry Street Bridge

This is a convenient spot to watch as the sun dips into the Willamette River. The street lights make it a safe place to view the sky even after the sun has disappeared. This is a short and easy walk from either side of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Bike Path

Skinner Butte Park (The Columns)

Skinner Butte is by far Eugene's most popular hangout for a stunning sunset with a full view of downtown and beyond. But walk to the west side of the butte where the basalt climbing columns are and you get a spectacular view with fewer distractions. 

A pink and orange sunset over a lake with mountains in the background

Fern Ridge Sunset

Orchard Point - Fern Ridge

Just outside of Eugene, Fern Ridge Reservoir at Orchard Point is a great place to watch the sunset. You can park here and stand on the docks or walk the trail above the water on the east side for an easy stroll with a beautiful view. 

Wild Iris Ridge

In the springtime, Wild Iris Ridge is dotted with blooming purple/blue irises. But year-round this is a great place to watch the clouds turn to cotton candy as the sun goes down. This hill faces West giving a prime view of the sun as it drops. 

Delta Ponds moonrise by Melanie Griffin

Delta Ponds

Delta Ponds

The Delta Ponds are perfect for sunsets because the calm waters reflect the sky and make the sunset feel even bigger. This is also a great option because of its easy parking and many accessible trails. Keep your eyes open for Osprey, nutria, beavers, Great Blue Heron and Western Pond Turtles.

Mount Baldy Viewpoint by Melanie Griffin

Mount Baldy Viewpoint

Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy is definitely a hike but this one is typically less crowded. There are a few great spots to sit and watch the sunset but only one bench at the very top. The wide open summit makes it a great spot for sunrises too with views in almost every direction. 

Sunset from Hyatt Place Skydeck Lounge by Melanie Griffin

Sunset from Hyatt Place Skydeck

Hyatt Place SkyDeck Lounge

If what you want is a place to sit and watch the sunset with drinks in hand and a firepit keeping you warm, the Skydeck Lounge at Hyatt Place is the perfect spot. The Skydeck offers a limited food menu and a full bar with plenty of heat sources for when the sun sinks.