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Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
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Type: Lookouts
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- Mar 24, 2014
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Monument, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
25 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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236 reviews 236 reviews
93 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Littleton, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

You need to understand what you are looking at in this area. This overloop has signs so you can learn the peaks, as well as great picnic areas and views.

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