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Lookout Mountain Tours

Lookout Mountain
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. 
Address: Golden, Colorado, USA
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Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver

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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 half-day 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.00
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Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour

Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour

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Explore the grand scenery of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s Wild West history on a small-group bus tour from Denver. Visit the famous natural amphitheatre at Red Rocks, and encounter descendants of America's last wild buffalo herd grazing in the foothills. Get panoramic views of Denver and the Front Range from atop Lookout Mountain, and pay tribute to one of the great showmen of the early West at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on this easy half-day escape.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.11
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Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour

Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour

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This guided half-day tour of key attractions in the Denver foothills is ideal for visitors short on time in the Mile High City. Round-trip transportation in a luxury vehicle from your downtown Denver hotel is included. Visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, where musical legends have performed in the natural concert venue. Other locales on this scenic trip include Evergreen Lakehouse, Buffalo Herd Overlook, and historic downtown Golden.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$435.90
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US$435.90
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Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Mercedes Van

Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Mercedes Van

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On this half-day, private tour, your experienced guide will show you some of the charming mountain towns surrounding Denver. Visit Red Rocks Amphitheater, an acoustically-perfect outdoor music venue built around two 300-foot monoliths. Then, travel to Evergreen Lake House via the historic Lariat Loop, taking in fantastic views. After a pit stop to view a resident buffalo herd, explore Lookout Mountain, the Buffalo Bill Museum, and downtown Golden before heading back to Denver.
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  • 4 hours
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US$589.75
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Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Large SUV

Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Large SUV

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Visit the highlights of Denver on a private tour in a luxury SUV. After being picked up at your hotel, head into the foothills to visit Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, the Evergreen Lakehouse, Buffalo Herd Outlook, Lookout Mountain, the Buffalo Bill Museum, Lariat Loop, and downtown Golden. This tour includes entrance fees, snacks, and beverages.
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  • 4 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies from Denver

Small-Group Half-Day Tour Foothills of the Rockies from Denver

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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. Sample from local breweries 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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$66.67
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Rocky Mountain Sunset Tour From Denver

Rocky Mountain Sunset Tour From Denver

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Visit iconic landmarks, witness breathtaking scenery, and learn a little about Colorado history and wildlife on this private 5 hour sunset tour. Traverse scenic high elevation routes with stunning views of the rocky mountains and spot sites such Mt. Evans (14,264) and Echo Lake. Explore one of the greatest outdoor music venues on the planet at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, which gracefully blends nature, music, and recreational activities. Grab a beer in the mountain town of Evergreen before summiting Lookout Mountain (7,377) just before dusk for a gorgeous sunset of Golden CO and the rolling foothills. Why Choose Us? -Hotel pick-up and drop-off any where in the Denver area -Private chauffeur that will accommodate reasonable special requests -Full-sized luxury 4x4 SUV  -Private small groups can be a more personal experience -We are professional, reliable, and veteran owned
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  • 5 hours
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Private customized tour of Denver, Red Rocks, Golden and Boulder

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Private customized tour of Denver, Red Rocks, Golden and Boulder

This is a luxurious customized private tour. I have been a tour guide for over 10 years and have specialized in private custom tours.I am an international certified tour guide and have a commercial insurance and therefore legal to drive paying passengers in Colorado. In addition I am a retired teacher that loves educating people about the unique history of Colorado. Denver is an old Cowboy town where at one point the Indians and whites mingled peacefully in downtown Denver. The town was full of miners, cowboys, Indians various ruffians and dancing girls. You will learn more about some of these cowboys and ruffians on my private tour.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Mercedes Minibus

Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour in a Mercedes Minibus

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With even a half day to spare in the Mile-High City, you can still experience the Rocky Mountain foothills, Denver’s backyard playground. Starting from downtown’s historic Larimer Square, head for the hills in a private Mercedes minibus. Leave the navigation to your own personal driver and enjoy the view of winding mountain roads, old mining towns, evergreen forests, and the Front Range. Stop to stretch your legs at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Lookout Mountain, historic Golden, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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US$716.93
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Foothills Explorer Tour from Denver

Foothills Explorer Tour from Denver

Get your first taste of the Rocky Mountains, and maximize your limited time in Denver. Meet your guide in downtown Denver, and head out to the foothills to enjoy views of the Great Plains and Lookout Mountain. Drive historic Lariat Loop, and get a glimpse of historic Golden, home to Coors Brewery. This 4-hour morning tour leaves you free to explore the city in the afternoon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.00
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Private 4-Hours Foothills Explorer Tour from Denver

Private 4-Hours Foothills Explorer Tour from Denver

Millions of years ago the present-day Front Range was home to ancient mountain ranges, deserts, beaches, and even oceans. Get your first taste of the Rocky Mountains, and maximize your limited time in Denver. Meet your guide in downtown Denver, and head out to the foothills to enjoy views of the Red Rocks, Evergreen Lake and Lookout Mountain. Drive historic Lariat Loop, and get a glimpse of historic Golden, home to Coors Brewery. This 4-hour morning tour leaves you free to explore the city in the afternoon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$439.00
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