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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dpres368
Mentor, OH21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
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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S N Kane
Manitou Springs, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
It was packed with cyclists on a nice Easter weekend. I believe it is a drive many cyclists travel to to accomplish the feat of climbing it. You might want to drive or cycle it on a weekday.
The view and the varied scenery are worth the slow drive.
Written April 14, 2021
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William McC
Boston, MA360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
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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hj99
Cincinnati, OH210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We enjoyed a very scenic drive up to the mountain and once we got to the top! Luckily, we arrived at Buffalo Bill's grave when someone was doing a free talk about the history behind his final resting place. It was very informative! We also visited the museum next door and there were many artifacts and a lot of information present. There is a small restaurant on the premises where we got drinks and there is a gift shop.
Written June 17, 2023
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McKimi
Fountain, MN92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We drove the Lariat Loop route from Colorado Scenic Drives, finding this convenient at end of our first day in Denver. The traffic up Lookout Road after 4p wasn’t too bad on a weekday, but this time of day did not give us much opportunity to explore the view at Buffalo Bill’s grave, as that business closes the gate (in and out) at 6pm.
We enjoyed the quiet and massive geology of Red Rocks. Use Entrance 1 to get close to amphitheater. Definitely recommend getting out and climbing the stairs to the stage and seating. Little town of Monument would have been nice to explore, but rain and time of day got in our way.
Written July 17, 2020
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garbagecollector
Saint Cloud, FL1,119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We were there for the first time, and this spot was a hit. We came up from Buffalo Overlook to see Wild Bill Cody's grave and see the view. Both were really neat to see. The signs around his grave tell the story of how he ended up there. The view of Golden, CO is wonderful, as is the view of the Continental Divide -- if you drive Colorow Rd nearby.
Written August 20, 2021
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Ana
Houston, TX22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I visited Lookout Mtn with my boyfriend at the very end of Oct 2019, right after the big blizzard and although we couldn't do any hiking or anything, just the views were absolutely amazing. We stopped at the first area and then we drove up a bit further to where the bigger parking lot is and it's definetly worth the drive. I can't wait to be back when it's not snowing so that we can Hike the trails.
Written October 18, 2020
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Duan Fetrell
Grenada, MS51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
My wife and I planned this for our send day activity. Boy were we in for a treat. We had about four niches of fresh snow to fall the night before, so everything appeared fresh and untouched. We captured some beautiful photos and breathtaking views.
Written February 12, 2022
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Rupert1A
Arvada, CO14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Brought visitors here many times. Great mountain view of the continental divide, Buffalo Bills gravesite, museum(excellent and only a few dollars) and Buffalo Bill store trading post. Can be windy at times…paragliders are fun to watch. Lots of bicyclers climbing and descending, they love love love it. There’s a Colorado nature center that is great too.
Written November 28, 2022
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
When we were traveling east toward the Denver airport, we had enough time to drive up to Lookout Mountain. The views were awesome! We could see the Denver skyline as well as Golden and the surrounding mountains. Although there was Buffalo Bill museum there, we did not have time to visit it.
Written January 27, 2020
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