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Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

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Address: US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
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The view of Collegiate Peaks is absolutely stunning. My heart jumps every time I see it and there's really only one way to describe it: Home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2014
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239 reviews 239 reviews
132 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The view of Collegiate Peaks is absolutely stunning. My heart jumps every time I see it and there's really only one way to describe it: Home.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are driving through and are close, definitely stop by. Unless you are going to go climbing, this is some of the best views you are going to get along with collegiate peaks. You are 'supposed' to pay which is kind of silly.

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Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you are visiting here a stop is definitely worth your time for the amazing views of the Collegiates. There are bathrooms and you can walk around or walk the dog but the main thing is the views. Stunning!

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Oregon
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147 reviews 147 reviews
45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Collegiate peaks are significant mountains adjacent to the Colorado Trail. This overlook is a great place to understand the lay of the land.

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

A nice picnic ground with riding trails and plenty of tables and restrooms. Day use is $7 per vehicle. Amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks!

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Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wish there was better signage for mountain names. Many of them are just signs along the road and no place to pull over.

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Arlington, Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
40 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Although a relative helped me to learn which peaks were named what, not everyone has that help. From this vantage point, you can see all the main peaks and learn which one is Mt Princton, Mt Yale, etc... There is a picnic area and it is a good quick stop as you make your way between Buena Vista and points... More 

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Colorado
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354 reviews 354 reviews
130 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook is a perfect place to stop and enjoy the views, have a picnic lunch, and take some gorgeous photos. You can easily see the entire Collegiate Peaks mountain range, and the views are breathtaking.

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Medellin, Colombia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

It's a long drive with beatufil sights on the way. Have ready your camera and stop often to take great pictures. We visited in the summer and there was no snow around. With it, it must be prettier still.

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Coming down off Trout Creek Pass on US-285 this overlook is situated on knoll with the best view of the entire Collegiate Range. You art still far enough above the valley floor, and far enough away from the beaks to full appreciate the size and grandeur of these peaks. Plenty of sheltered picnic tables, so bring lunch or dinner (watch... More 

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