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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
USD79.00 per adult
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Our guides name was so very knowledgeable - forgot his name, sorry? Maybe Chris. Even the obscure question I had if well water was the standard in the area in the outlying areas spurred much conversation. Great time!
John_H, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Denver

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Small Group Denver Foorhills Tour
Jennifer_O, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
We had a fabulous time! Mason was an excellent tour guide..he was knowledgeable, prompt, and a safe driver. We loved going to Red Rocks park, Buffalo Bill's grave, and enjoyed our hour in Golden.
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We had a great time. Our...
Karen_D, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
We had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area. Would definitely recommend.
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Wonderful trip Jason was a great tour guide
Betty_P, May 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Redrock lookout mountain golden and Jason said a lots of great things about Denver plus was very friendly loved this tour will tell others about it
star-5
Great Experience!
Kim_K, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Mason was great! Super personable, funny and shared so much information. We had a great group of people of the tour. Mason made sure to introduce each other and included everyone while on the road. Great experience!
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This was great, and Mason our driver was a lot of fun. He shared a lot of knowledge with us.
Patricia_C, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Seeing the beautiful sites and the new people we met. The amp. theater was amazing and the food in the town of Golden was great.
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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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Visiting Red Rocks and Golden
mirjana_d, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
It was a nice experience visiting Red Rocks Auditorium and Golden, Colorado. The driver was nice. He gave us a lot of information about the places we visited and answered our questions
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Did this half day tour...
Emmeline_B, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Did this half day tour before a work conference and it was perfect! About 4 hours with plenty of views and the guide was very informative.
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Hot but Happy
Debra_S, Jul. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Great ride with Jason who knew this area well. He had detailed information about everything. Red Rocks was the highlight. We traveled in July so the 93 degree weather made it challenging to enjoy walking around Golden. Overall a good experience and definitely better than Denver proper which was a total letdown.
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Excellent experience!! Such wonderful memories made!
Holly_B, Jun. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
This tour was exactly what we wanted and more! Mason was a great guide, he kept the tour fun and interesting!!
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People Should Listen
Edith_K, Jun. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
There where 2 people along with my tour didn't make my tour very pleasant, because they where talking the whole time and not listening to the tour guide. I thought the tour guide was doing his job and people have to be rude and not listen to the tour guide.
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Terrific guide and...
Robert_K, Jun. 2022
Denver and Foothills Mountain Small-Group Tour
Terrific guide and wonderful picturesque tour of the foothills. The tour bus and information provided was impressive. Highly recommend!!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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