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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  • Donald E
    50 contributions
    Family
    We always take our family/friends who visit here ! You have great view looking east towards Denver . Then you walk west across parking lot to view Rocky Mountains looking west . Nice gift/souvenir shop with food/drinks & restrooms.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 9, 2023
  • CB6699
    O'Fallon, Illinois132 contributions
    Beauty Views
    This is a great spot to have views to the east towards Denver and westward towards the other parts of the Rockies range. The drive up from Golden is pretty, curvy and a little steep. However we found that you can also get to the top from Ted Rocks and is a much shorter less curvy drive. Also Buffalo Bill’s grave site is at the top along with a cute little gift shop and restaurant.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 7, 2023
  • hj99
    Cincinnati, Ohio217 contributions
    Very scenic!
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
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Jill
Blaine, MN63 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great little stop on route to destination.
We did not hike trails but did walk over to see Buffalo Bills grave nicely displayed.
Written 15 August 2023
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hj99
Cincinnati, OH217 contributions
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 17 June 2023
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Bonnie M
Mantua, OH141 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
It took a long time driving up there, but the views were great! It was very slushy getting the edge, so we looked at the description signs instead. It's quite high in elevation - with lots of twists and turns. The Buffalo Bill Museum looked closed - unfortunately. I'd suggest stopping your vehicle at one of the "turn-outs" - the vistas were beautiful.
Written 30 April 2023
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CB6699
O'Fallon, IL132 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a great spot to have views to the east towards Denver and westward towards the other parts of the Rockies range. The drive up from Golden is pretty, curvy and a little steep. However we found that you can also get to the top from Ted Rocks and is a much shorter less curvy drive. Also Buffalo Bill’s grave site is at the top along with a cute little gift shop and restaurant.
Written 7 April 2023
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Donald E
Rosce IL50 contributions
Feb 2023
We always take our family/friends who visit here ! You have great view looking east towards Denver . Then you walk west across parking lot to view Rocky Mountains looking west . Nice gift/souvenir shop with food/drinks & restrooms.
Written 9 February 2023
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Rupert1A
Arvada, CO15 contributions
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 28 November 2022
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William McC
Boston, MA360 contributions
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 21 September 2022
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,215 contributions
Aug 2022
The views from the mountain are beautiful. The best viewpoint is from up at the top of the Buffalo Bill Museum.
Written 29 August 2022
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Beth F
Nevada, MO285 contributions
Aug 2022 • 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 10 August 2022
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Celeste B
37 contributions
Jul 2022
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 27 July 2022
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