Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain
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Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.
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William McC
Boston, MA328 contributions
This site, at an elevation of over 7,300 feet, affords sumptuous views in almost every direction. Understandably utilized as a lookout by the Utes, it is also renowned as the gravesite of Buffalo Bill Cody, who had seen a lot of the world and wisely settled on this singular site as his permanent resting place. There are a number of user-friendly trails nearby. With the Denver skyline in one direction and the Rockies and its foothills in others, it would hard to choose a wrong time of day to visit, but sunrise is especially recommended, as its animating rays can effect electrifying change on the land and tree-scape.
Written September 21, 2022
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,136 contributions
The views from the mountain are beautiful. The best viewpoint is from up at the top of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Written August 29, 2022
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Beth F
Nevada, MO260 contributions
Couples
Great view. Easy access. Good Bill Hickock museum. Wish they still had the trolley ride to the top instead of a drive. But the grew is outstanding
Written August 10, 2022
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Celeste B
33 contributions
Great stop for a short hike. We parked at the nature center to kill some time before the buffalo bill museum opened. Nice lookout point across the street to take pictures, and a short loop trail behind the nature center. Bathrooms weren’t open yet, so maybe stop before you go if you plan on getting here early.
Written July 27, 2022
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Maddy Bonin
Geneva, NE97 contributions
Lookout Mountain is pretty amazing. Only a few miles off the interstate it makes it an easy stop to feel like you are in Colorado and the mountains without getting in too deep. We love to stop here on our trips to Denver to feel like we got the whole Colorado experience. Cute gift shop next to the museum. The museum costs to go in but it's free to go look at the grave. The only thing is to be careful if you start a hike from here. The trail that starts here is kinda confusing and not very well marked. Be aware and maybe grab a map and definitely some water before you start.
Written July 11, 2022
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DJBratcher
Mooresville, IN5 contributions
Decided to drive up while traveling on vacation and stopped at Buffalo Bill Museum and grave site. Interesting if you are history buffs like we are. Good mountain view for picture taking.
Written July 2, 2022
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Puddler2014
Atlantic Mine211 contributions
The view was amazing. There are a few stops along the way to see and tour. Loved our time in Golden.
Written July 1, 2022
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dpres368
Mentor, OH21 contributions
Did a quick trip up the mountain during a business trip to Denver. It was within a 1/2 hour drive from the city and the drive was nice and pretty views of the mountains. The views were breathtaking and there are plenty of areas to take sit and enjoy the view and take some beautiful pictures. Plenty of people were walking the trails around the area as well. We even got to see a group of Elk that were grazing on the side of the road.
Written June 20, 2022
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Emily L
Lakeland, FL16 contributions
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Exciting drive on our first day in Colorado after spending a little time in Golden. Amazing views, a lot different than what we see in Florida! If you have an extra hour or so, take the time.
Written June 13, 2022
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Tanya B
Tulsa, OK64 contributions
This lookout is a beautiful view of the mountains, Golden and surrounding area. Very easy to access and is a pretty short side stop if you want to get a great view but don’t have a lot of time.
Written April 7, 2022
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