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Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain

Free admission
Golden, Colorado

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.

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Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
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Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
$69.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent tour by Mason. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
Well worth the time and money. Red Rocks is an iconic venue and has a nice museum on site. The views off Lookout Mountain are amazing. Golden is a pretty town with cute shops and restaurants.
Benjamin_H, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Denver

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Beautiful scenery. Mason...
Susan_P, Nov 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Beautiful scenery. Mason did a great job giving us background information on Denver and towns. The timing was great as we needed to be back for a wedding. Pick up and drop off we’re just as explained. Van very clean and comfortable.
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Denver in a day
Wayne_D, Jan 2022
Private Denver and Foothills Mountain Tour
Overall great day trip. Saw a few attractions with ample time to enjoy. You guide Mason very flexible and knowledgeable
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Fun and "Foto opps" in the Foothills of Coloradoo
Theresa_S, Dec 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
This tour was so awesome, and our guide, Mason, made it all the more enjoyable. We didn't have a lot of time, and wanted a tour that fit into our schedule, and was affordable. We're so grateful that this one was available. We highly recommend it!
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Red Rocks fun
Aima_A, Nov 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Our tour guide ,Jason ,was great.The tour was amazing ,overall.I love the ride and size of group .Highly recommended!
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Highly recommend
Lauren_E, Nov 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Gary was a wonderful guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about every stop we made. I recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Denver and the outdoors. Make sure to dress for the weather and altitude, it was definitely chilly at Loveland Pass. I had a great time! 10/10
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Great quick tour
Sally_s, Oct 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Great half day trip since we were short on time on our last day. We enjoyed seeing Red Rocks Amphitheater, Buffalo Bill and Golden. The scenery was spectacular
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Foothills tour of Denver. — driver, Joe, was a local guy and very knowledgeable. A good driver and guide, both!
Xiang_T, Sep 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
All stops we’re worthwhile and the weather was wonderful so we could take lots of photos. We especially liked Golden and being able to have lunch near Clear Creek — a very special day!
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Great Tour
Lou, Sep 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
I took two tours with the same company. Both tour were as advertised in terms of the trip itinerary. Well though out trip stops and the trip schedule was as described. Knowledgeable tour guides.
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Good trip
Adrian_C, Sep 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Gary was a really good tour guide, knew lots about the surrounding area, the bands that played in red rock and both a Coors and Buffalo expert
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Baecation
Gabrielle_J, Sep 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
The views was sooo beautiful just breathe taking. The driver was very knowledgeable about the tour. Love it.
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Wonderful trip
Julissa_C, Aug 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Enjoyed all of the sights. Jaison was informative and engaged all of us. I would definitely take another tour with him. I only worry that the mask will not be used on the bus. with the new variant you have to prevent😎
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Great Half Day Getaway
Laurie_K, Aug 2021
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
We really enjoyed Red Rock Amphitheater, and Golden. Beautiful scenery. Good length of time. Our tour guide was informative about all the locations we went to and even things about 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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