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Lookout Mountain, Golden

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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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  • Lookout Mountain offers some of the best views in the Denver/Golden area! The view from the top is incredible and not something I get to experience often living back east. Highly recommend if you're i...  more »
  • My wife and I took a detour off of I-70 to see Lookout Mountain. WOW! It was worth the extra 15 minutes detour. The view is nothing less than spectacular. The Rockies are set out right before your eye...  more »
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  • Been coming here for years great small place to hike with beautiful scenery, with or without people. I would come here by myself sometimes lots of places to park beautiful night scenery as well
  • I'm sure the view is great, but we drove up Lookout Mountain on a foggy day...just because. And I'm giving it five stars because the drive was short and it unintentionally led us to the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave. Someday we will visit again when the clouds are thinner.

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