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Things to do in Lookout Mountain

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Amazing view of the city and also mountains. Buffalo Bill grave also on Lookout mountain. Awesome for a romantic picnic with your plus one. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
History Museum
“Welcome to the Wild West! Buffalo Bill Cody's exciting story as Pony Express rider, army scout, buffalo hunter and showman comes to life at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, high atop Lookout Mountain. Enjoy views of the snowcapped Rockies in one direction, the Great Plains in the other. For those with strong nerves, drive to the museum on the hairpin Lariat Loop Drive ... then continue to I-70, exit 250, to see a live herd of buffalo.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just a short drive from downtown Denver where you can view the entire metro area from the summit of a foothill”
  • 36 locals recommend
Park
“not really a park but has a great scenic drive up the mountain, you can see to the end of the earth on a clear day. really fun to drive at night and see the lights of Denver, just don't get caught necking. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“Buffalo Bill's Grave offers a stunning view of Denver and the eastern plains. The museum shows Wild Bill's old saddles, clothing, movies, memorabilia, the gravesite and gift shop along with fudge. Over 1/2 million people visit annually. Also, Coors Brewing Company offers tours in downtown Golden, CO. And, the Bettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain offers a tour of the mansion and a nature shop right next to it. Tons of bicycling in the area and hiking trails. We have hiking trails leading up the mountain from our back yard. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers something for everyone - toddlers to seniors, individuals, families and groups. Explore interactive exhibits, join a Naturalist-guided program, browse nature book”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Visit www.lariatloop.org and plan an entire day visiting the national scenic byway, 40 miles of Western Adventure.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Fantastic, twisty, winding drive that overlooks Golden and some of Denver. Go to the type to see Wild Bill's grave - the legendary wild west gun fighter.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Convention Center
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Take a drive up Lookout Mountain for some stellar views! There is a pull off point at the top that you can leave your car, take pictures and explore. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“This place is actually a museum. Visit the place where Buffalo Bill is actually resides. Beautiful mountain scenery.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Great hiking spot, a short easy hike or a longer slightly more technical trail down to the stream. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends