My Secret Sunset Spot

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The Sunset at the End of the Day

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love sunsets. Every single one is different, and every single one is beautiful in its own way. It’s also such a good way to end the day. One time I was watching the sunset on the top of a parking garage in the dead of winter and it was absolutely freezing (You could say I am pretty dedicated to my sunsets). The person next to me goes, “You know, it might be freezing, but at least we always have a sunset at the end of the day.” That was almost a year ago now, but it has stuck with me. Even though winter is coming and it’s getting colder, there is always a positive side to things. It may be cold, but we always have sunsets!

There are plenty of places to watch the sunset in Rexburg, but I have a little secret spot that has a perfect view of the sunset! There are plenty of evergreen trees for your golden hour photoshoots, and not a lot of people know about it. It is a little bit of a drive but it is so worth it.

Directions

This place is a little hard to find since it has no official address on the map, but I will give you step-by-step instructions.

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  1. First, you’ll drive towards the temple and head east past the temple.
  2. Go past the neighborhoods, and turn right onto S Millhollow Road right before the dead-end by the church building.
  3. After a few minutes, you’ll turn left onto 6000 E/Webster Gate Road.
  4. Drive straight for a little bit, past some fields and silos. Follow the curve of the road, and when there’s a fork in the road, turn left onto Lyons Creek Road.
  5. As you get closer you’ll see the mountains, which are beautiful during golden hour. Then when you hit another fork in the road, turn right onto S 6200 E.
  6. This is where it gets really pretty. You’ll be close to your view of the sunset, surrounded by mini canyons of evergreen trees. After turning right onto S 6200 E, you just have to drive for a couple of minutes and there will be a pullout on the right. From there you can watch the sunset in your car (for the wintertime), or get out and start snapping pictures if it’s a good day outside.

Be in the Moment

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However, don’t get too caught up with your phone! Make sure you take the time to appreciate the beauty. These days it is so easy to get caught up in everything and never take time to appreciate the little things in life. If you brought your friends with you, take the time to appreciate them at that very moment. In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Another aspect of this spot that I like is how far away it is from everything. It is so quiet all you can hear is the people around you and maybe some of the cows on the farm nearby. I don’t know about you, but if I don’t escape Rexburg every couple of weeks, I go crazy. I don’t need to drive all the way to Utah, sometimes just a sunset drive does the trick. This drive is about 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time to blast some music with your friends.

Sunsets are beautiful, and everybody should take the time to enjoy them. I hope this spot does the trick, and I hope it is worth it spilling my secret! If you want some more ideas for sunset spots, check out our other post about where to watch the sunset in Rexburg.