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Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

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Address: 18300 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO
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First week of October, Spectacular colors!

Sure the fall colors are always a matter of timing, but even without the beautiful colors this is a must drive with great views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure the fall colors are always a matter of timing, but even without the beautiful colors this is a must drive with great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Denver, but wanted to see some fall colors and spend time up and out of the city. The Lariat Loop provided just what we were looking for! The Loop has several stops along the way: Buffalo Bill Museum, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Dinosaur Ridge, Coors Brewery... just to name a few. It's a beautiful, diverse drive with a... More 

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Providence, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hooked onto the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway after our visit to Buffalo Bill's attraction. There are many signs to keep you on the Byway as well as an informative brochure. You'll see lots of Colorado's beautiful scenery. We stopped at Evergreen Lake for a leisurely lunch under a nice shade tree. We walked along the lake's pathway watching people... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great mountain drive for both tourists and locals alike. Actually known as Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway, It passes by many parks, museums and historical sites, as well as a lot of beautiful foothills scenery near Denver. Be sure to look it up on the internet to get points of interest too numerous to mention here, including Buffalo Bill... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We had to go to a wedding and we were taken this way on the bus. I never knew these places existed. There were these beautiful creeks and mountains that seemed to touch the sky. They were so big and really you couldn't believe what you were seeing. Colorado is one of the most gorgeous states I've ever been to.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you aren't in a hurry, this is a perfect drive. We actually only did half - the freeway was so crowded, we decided to take it and glad we did. We stopped along the way to see the views and at some parks.

Thank MomBarbara
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a great drive into the mountains, while still being close to the big city, at least relatively close. Nice scenic views with many points of access. Hiking trails abound if you want to get out in nature for a bit. Photo opportunities galore here. A nice drive to "get away" while still being close.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We detoured along this loop when we were doing the Peak to Peak drive. Its a very nice drive up a ways to some great views. The nature center was really nice and had nice displays.

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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The only way to get up to Lookout Mountain without hiking is of course the Lariat Loop road. We took the road up to the mountain and took it down to Golden. Very pretty drive with plenty of pull offs to take pictures or go for a hike. It's got plenty of turns but there are guardrails and it's the... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Always a nice drive to take with out of town guests. Nice views of the mountains without having to drive too far from Denver. Keep your eyes open for bikes as this is a popular ride.

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