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Address: US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
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Beautiful View and The Peaks are gorgeous!

I highly recommend this scenic overlook for the great view! Mt. Princeton, Columbia, Oxford, and Yale are awesome and if the weather cooperates, you can see them so clearly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I highly recommend this scenic overlook for the great view! Mt. Princeton, Columbia, Oxford, and Yale are awesome and if the weather cooperates, you can see them so clearly!

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The views of the Upper Arkansas River Valley are breathtaking. If you are in the area, this is a sight you do not want to miss. There is ample area to picnic and restrooms are also available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a lovely stop to view the entire range of mountains! There are several picnic spots, benches and pull offs. There is also a gazebo that points out all the mountains you are viewing which is very helpful and great for educational purposes. A small fee is charged ($3) for staying but well worth a stop! Restrooms are also... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The scenic overlook has several picnic tables, some of which are covered, that offer outstanding views of the Collegiate Peaks. This is a great place to watch the sunset.

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Nathrop, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Awesome views of the Upper Arkansas River Valley! Made me fall in love with this area & move here! Points out all the peaks and points out avalanche chutes! Great Overlook!

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Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is such a beautiful area of Colorado that everyone should come to this part of the Rockies. It is also a very reasonably priced area to vacation.

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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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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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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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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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Address: US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista

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