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Address: Golden, CO
Description: Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite...
Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.
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$45*
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Denver Mountain Parks with Optional Denver City Tour

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Fresh air, wonderful view

I've taken some of my favorite pictures of Denver from up here (Denver is about 14 miles to the east of the peak). When visiting, be sure to see the Buffalo Bill Museum. Buffalo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I've taken some of my favorite pictures of Denver from up here (Denver is about 14 miles to the east of the peak). When visiting, be sure to see the Buffalo Bill Museum. Buffalo Bill was actually a humanitarian, not a buffalo or Indian killer, and quite ahead of his time. Up here above Denver, there is plenty of room... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We love great views and nice hikes that are close to home. You can make a day of this by going to Buffalo Bill's Grave on the same day, as it's very close to Lookout Mountain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The drive alone up the switchback hairpin turn road is worth it for the views. Be careful of all the cyclist. Colorado law is you must give them 3 feet of space. Also had a nice time at the top. Gift shop is loaded but is a little pricey compared to other area shops.

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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The drive provided beautiful views! and was very interesting to drive a little scary for someone who is afraid of heights but i'm glad i did it. Would have given it 5 stars, however the bikers, and skateboarders were obnoxious while we were trying to go up the mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Really enjoyed the beautiful views from this place. Well worth the visit. Would like to visit in Winter to see the snow and ice.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Easy trip up to the the lookout point by car. Watch out for the bicyclists!! Buffalo Bill museum was a treat as well.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Every time we go through Denver, we stop here. My first trip to Denver was the first time I saw mountains, so I guess it's a little special to me. The views are amazing; you can see for miles!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The view is amazing. My kids and the family I went with were in aw of the mountains. Some had snow on them. It was a great trip but if you are not accustomed to the altitude like we weren't then you need to drink lots of water and be prepared for headaches and chest aches.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lookout mountain is the peak located in the Colorado rockies front range immediately to the west of Golden, Colorado. It can be accessed by 1-70 four miles west of Golden, or by taking the lookout mountain road a mile south of Golden off of US Highway 6 (which is the better sightseeing route, affording vistas from Golden to Denver, to... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is much to do but too many bicyclists that rude and think they own the road, especially from Buffalo Bills Museum west to US40. They are crazy and usually ok on the east side in the Lariat Loop because everyone is going slower and sharing the road because it is narrow. The view from any of the stopping points... More 

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