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Lookout Mountain, Golden

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#1 of 11 in Parks in Golden
Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.
Downtown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.
Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • It’s a lovely drive up the mountain. Plenty of parking available. There are telescopes for viewing beautiful Denver and Golden. Buffalo Bills grave is interesting especially if you are new to Colorado...  more »
  • Wow what a powerful drive up the mountain to a magnificent view! It is a short trip and view of the whole city. It’s funny we were downtown Golden and wanted a picture of the Coors plant but you could...  more »
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  • Love going up there for a quick walk. Nice views of the city and mountains. Nice spot for viewing the sunset.
  • Pleasant scenic drives with plenty of pullouts, parks and easy trails. Watch out for bikers
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