·In 1912 Denver voters approved a plan to establish the Denver Mountain Parks system. A year later Lookout Mountain Park, where you now stand, and the Lariat Loop road, which you see below you, were created. Shortly after that, Buffalo Bill visited the Park and asked to be buried here. Over the years the Denver Mountain parks system grew until today it includes 14,000 acres in 46 park parcels located in three counties in the front-range Denver metropolitan area. Among the better known parks in the system are Red Rocks (site of the world-renowned amphitheatre), Genesee (home of a city-owned buffalo herd since 1914), and Echo Lake (at the base of Mount Evans). All are maintained by the City of Denver Parks and Recreation Department.
·The Lariat Loop connects the communities of Morrison, Golden, Evergreen, Lookout Mountain, and Genesee, with many memorable stopping places along the way, from dinosaurs to Buffalo Bill to rock stands. You have discovered on of the most scenic and historic drives in the West. Enjoy your visit!
·Along the way, look for:
· Great museums and galleries.
· Parks, trails, and wildlife.
· Scenic vistas and special places.
· Shops, lodging, and restaurants.
· Historic signs of early settlers.
·Follow the Lariat Loop signs and pick up a brochure along the way for more great sites to explore.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 479549 N 4398159|
|Decimal Degrees||39.73308333, -105.23865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 43.985', W 105° 14.319'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 43' 59.10" N, 105° 14' 19.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||303, 720|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 251-299 Buffalo Bill's Grave Path, Golden CO 80401, US|
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