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Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

Address: 18300 W Alameda Parkway, PO Box 356, Golden, CO
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Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Golden
Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Scenic drives, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities

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Houston, Texas
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281 reviews 281 reviews
142 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This tour is great for anyone who has interest in geological formations and dinosaurs. Who doesn't love to learn about rocks and dinosaurs. My children loved it. I have a 16 year old and a 12 year old. We also had a 11 year old traveling with us. I sent pictures back to my husband and he shared with all... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

We did the drive in short time, not much for hiking with 18 mo with us.. We started in Golden, went up to Buffalo Bills grave, then wrapped up at Red Rocks.. Be wary of cyclists near Golden, some of them really cruise on the way down.. Buffalo Bills does have restrooms, gift shop, and food items as well.. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Absolutely beautiful. You can do it in a couple of hours or spend a few days along the route, visiting parks, doing hikes of various difficulty, examining the red rocks amphitheater formations, the bill cody museum, mother cabrini shrine, quaint towns with various points of interest, and restaurants. it can be tailored to various tastes.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Did not have much time to tour this area and found this on TA. Did the route and as others say is very pretty. Red Rock amphitheater is interesting to visit, but enjoyed Wild Bill's grave.Not so much as the grave, but he is buried on a beautiful site. The best view of the mountains as well as the plains.... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took most of a day to meander along the Lariat Loop. We started at Dinosaur Ridge, picnicked at Red Rocks Amphitheater, headed up to Buffalo Bill's museum and grave at Lookout Mountain. From there we drove through Bear Creek Canyon, stopped to walk the trails at Evergreen Lake, and ended up snapping photos of the Denver bison herd. We... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The folks at the Visitors Center in Golden suggested we go up Lookout Mountain first rather than taking the loop the other direction and having to come back down that mountain road into Golden at the end of the trip. This drive up was not too bad--apart from dealing with the bicycles. Made stops to enjoy the view on both... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great scenic drive for a day trip to the top of Lookout Mountain. Be cautious of bicyclist going both up and down on the road.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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277 reviews 277 reviews
73 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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