Lookout Mountain Tours

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It’s just a short drive from downtown Denver, but Lookout Mountain feels like another world. Once used as a lookout for the Native American  Ute tribe that called the area home, the 7,300-foot (2,225-meter) mountain has miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout, from easy walking paths to strenuous switchbacks. From the summit, you can see the Denver skyline 12 miles (19 kilometers) away. 

The Basics 
Most visitors to Lookout Mountain Park drive to the top of the mountain to explore the various trails that lead to and from the summit, but adventurous travelers can start from the bottom and climb up. The Chimney Gulch/Lookout Mountain Trail is one of the park’s most popular, offering the feel of backcountry hiking just a few minutes from downtown Golden. Once on the trails, look for elk, deer, birds, and other wildlife. At the top of the mountain, you can visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, where famous performer Buffalo Bill was laid to rest on the mountain’s summit.

Travelers can visit Lookout Mountain on a half- or full-day tour of Denver–area parks and foothills; most include roundtrip transportation to and from Denver.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Lookout Mountain is a great spot for nature and outdoors lovers. 
  • Although the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave requires an admission fee, admission to the park is free.
  • On the drive up, you’re likely to see cyclists in colorful training gear pushing the limits of their endurance on the narrow, winding road, so use caution. 

How to Get There
Lookout Mountain is about 20 minutes west of Denver by road, just outside the town of Golden. Major highways lead into Golden from every direction, and visitors can also travel from Denver and Denver International Airport (DIA) to Golden via the RTD light rail using the West Rail or W lines.  

When to Get There 
Lookout Mountain Park is open year-round from dawn until dusk. Nature trails attract hikers and mountain bikers in summer, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers in winter. The Buffalo Bill Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm in summer and from 9am to 4pm in winter.

Things to Do in Golden, Colorado
Lookout Mountain is only a few minutes from charming downtown Golden with its wonderful restaurants, scenic views, festivals, and locally owned shops and galleries. Clear Creek runs right through town, and in summer, you may see the US Olympic kayaking team training on the whitewater. You can also take a free tour of the Coors Brewery. 
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Address: Golden, Colorado, USA
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Denver Mountain Parks with Optional Denver City Tour

Explore the dramatic beauty of the Rocky Mountains on this scenic day tour from Denver. Look out for Colorado’s native wildlife at Bear Creek Canyon, where you may encounter elk, buffalo, and deer. Wander through ancient sandstone formations at Red Rocks Park, home to a famous natural amphitheater. Discover Colorado’s Wild West history and panoramic views at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave atop Lookout Mountain. Extend your tour with an optional upgrade to visit Denver’s urban attractions.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

The Denver foothills are packed with some of Colorado's best sights, from Red Rocks Amphitheater to Lookout Mountain and scenic Lariat Loop. Over the course of this 4 hour tour from Denver that explores the scenic foothills, get panoramic views of the mountain surroundings and stroll through small, historic towns before stopping in Evergreen for drinks. It's a quick escape from the big city buzz and a taste of life in the mountains, and one you can easily fit in a day when touring the "Mile High" City.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Foothills of the Rockies Small-Group Half-day Tour

First-time visitors to Denver appreciate this opportunity to escape the city for a few hours to see key attractions in the foothills. Let a professional do the driving on mountain byways, while you sit back and take in the sights. Tour Coors Brewery or shop in Golden's historic downtown; enjoy great views from the top of Lookout Mountain; spot buffalo as they graze along the highway. Snacks and bottled water are included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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