Lookout Mountain, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, and Colorow Point Park
Lookout Mountain Park has views that stretch from the Continental Divide to Downtown Denver. Best known as the final resting place of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the park is one of the top visitor attractions in Denver and Colorado. The park hosts not only Cody’s grave marker but also the Buffalo Bill Museum and the Pahaska Tepee which has a large gift shop and restaurant. The first Denver Mountain Park shelter is close by and is a great place for a picnic.
Colorow Point Park is the smallest park in the Denver Mountain Park system but boasts one of the best views. The park sits across from the entrance to Boettcher Mansion and the Lookout Mountain Nature Center on Colorow Road. It is named for Ute Chief Colorow whose tribe used the area as a lookout point in the early 19th Century.
Buffalo Bill Museum (call for admission and group rates), 303-526-0744, www.buffalobill.org; general information, 303-526-0747, Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop, 303-526-9367.
Summer Hours: May 1 – October 31, Museum: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gift Shop/Cafe: Daily 8:30 a.m. – Sunset
Winter Hours: November 1 – April 30, Museum: Tuesday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. Gift Shop/Cafe: Daily 8:30 a.m. – Sunset
Fun Things to Do
Hiking: A 1 mile trail connects the Buffalo Bill Museum to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. The historic Beaver Brook Trail links Lookout Mountain and Genesee Park. To access the east trailhead, drive 3.6 miles up Lookout Mountain Road from Golden. Watch for a sign on the right marking Windy Saddle Park. From the east, hikers travel westward across rockslides, above forested ravines, and out to a ridgetop meadow overlooking Clear Creek Canyon before descending to Beaver Brook. The Chimney Gulch Trail descends eastward to Golden from Windy Saddle. Please note, the Beaver Brook Trail is rugged and challenging.
Biking: Cyclists enjoy the historic Lariat Trail from Golden to the summit of Lookout Mountain.
- Spectactular views from the Continental Divide to Downtown Denver
- Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
- Pahaska Teepee and Gift Shop
- Historic Lariat Trail scenic mountain drive
- Historic Picnic Shelter
- Colorow Point Park
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