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Collegiate Peaks Scenic Overlook

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Address: US Highway 24, Buena Vista, CO
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A Surprise Scenic Overlook!

Well, we decided to take a short trip in the neighboorhod and so we headed to Buena Vista since we have never been to the place. Close to the town, I notice a little sign... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Well, we decided to take a short trip in the neighboorhod and so we headed to Buena Vista since we have never been to the place. Close to the town, I notice a little sign indicating a Scenic Overview. I wasn't sure it still existed but as my husband was driving, I continued to look back and could see buildings.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ah ha! I've done some investigating and have some good info on the Collegiate Peaks Overlook for you. It is on COUNTY Road 304 just north of its intersection with HWY 285. It is on the west part of the road, or on your right if you enter 304 from 285. Also, it's got a sign indicating its existence on... More 

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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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