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Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

Address: US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Buena Vista
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Top Contributor
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132 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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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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28 helpful votes 28 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
43 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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37 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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124 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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