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Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

18300 W Alameda Parkway, PO Box 356, Golden, CO
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Ranked #16 of 28 Attractions in Golden
Type: Scenic Drives
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Wheaton, Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The road up to Lookout mountain is scary so we went the other way. Even though it was a cold and misty rainy day, the drive was awesome. Highly recommend the drive.

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New Bremen, Oh
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Be sure to stop at the pullovers for the best views! We made the mistake of thinking the views were best at the top of Lookout Mountain, we were wrong.

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Denver, Colorado
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259 reviews 259 reviews
68 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Driving up the road can be daunting if you have not navigated mountain roads with lots of switchbacks. Be careful of the bikers and runners that use this road. Share it with them. Enjoy the view from the top rather than while driving. View is excellent of Golden, Denver in the distance and the plains. At the top is Buffalo... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I really recommend that you download the map @ http://www.lariatloop.org/maps-video/ or pick one up from a tourist information and plan your tour and decide what you want to see if you follow the map. If you just want to drive and enjoy the different changes in scenery with occasional stops to enjoy the views or small towns, you can probably... More

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Alabama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My trip was for the scenic views so I did not stop at all the historic locations. Would be interesting for a history buff. Lots of beautiful views of mountains and valleys.

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Take the Loop to go up to and see Lookout Mountain Rd., Buffalo Bill Museum and many additional site. When you get to Southern end of loop you will go thru town of Morrison. There is a small museum called the Morrison Museum - an absolute must to visit. Town itself had many restaurants and a great place to end... More

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Folsom, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I read this in many vacation guides and was also told by people at the Welcome Center that this was a good scenic ride......Well in FACT it is NOT! The roads are not marked, there are no signs, the ones they do have are so small if you blink you miss them. We road around for an hour lost only... More

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Woodbridge, VA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This byway circles through some of the areas most beautiful scenery and has several locations to stop and enjoy things along the way, ie, Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill Museum, Golden, CO and the Red Rock Park and Amphitheater. If you want to visit each of the things on the route, allow yourself a few hours at a minimum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This would be a great drive but there was a LOT of road construction all along the route. Pretty canyon drive. Well marked.

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Billings, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a beautiful trip. However, the road is skinny and absolutely over-run with bicycles that take no notice of you trying to pass them. They ride in the middle of the lane on blind corners and switchbacks. Dangerous.

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