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Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

18300 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“red rocks” (10 reviews)
“great drive” (7 reviews)
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18300 W Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO
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"red rocks"
in 10 reviews
"dinosaur ridge"
in 7 reviews
"great drive"
in 7 reviews
"points of interest"
in 4 reviews
"including buffalo"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"peak to peak"
in 2 reviews
"hairpin turns"
in 3 reviews
"bison"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"mountain road"
in 2 reviews
"coors brewery"
in 6 reviews
"short drive"
in 3 reviews
"views of the mountains"
in 2 reviews
"buffalo bill's grave and museum"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"nature center"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind windy roads, this is a great drive with fabulous views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains. There are some real elevation changes and a vista for watching buffalo. Lamentably, we didn't see any, but the views were with the roadside stop.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice drive - if you don’t miss the signs which are not very obvious. We didn’t complete the whole loop because we just couldn’t find it! We had a leaflet with a map but it wasn’t very detailed and definitely wasn’t accurate....More

Thank AnneChester
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive on the Lariat Loop was excellent. The mountains are AWESOME, and the scenery changes with every turn.

Thank JohnP13147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great ride we got some really nice photos along this drive, good highways and nice views. Just the ride was great. Take it if you have limited time in the area.

Thank bookbuy_7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too far away from Denver. If you go to Golden to check out Coors, I would definitely recommend making the drive up to Lookout Mountain. The View overlooking Coors, the city of Denver, and other areas miles miles away are very impressive. For driving...More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lariat Loop is named because if you trace it out on a map of Colorado it looks like the open end of a cowboy's rope just before the knot tightens over the neck of a steer. The best known part is from hwy 6...More

3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Lariat Loop is the back side of Look-out Mtn. It's a great drive or ride up or down the mountain, but go slow it is heavily used by bicycles and they have the right-of-way. If you follow the road all the way out to I-70...More

Thank ksmith870
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We took the long trip and really enjoyed it. The scenery is beautiful. The road itself is in great condition and perfectly safe for just about anyone to drive. We made the drive in our Corvette and it was so much fun. Lots of photo...More

1  Thank barbaragwen270
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Like the title says "... Loop"; so you can drive the entire trek in one day and be introduced into many of the panoramas available to be further explored when time permits. Well worth the time.

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The views are amazing, it is breathtaking and well worth the time to take this trip. The tour of Coors Brewery is fun, but get there early.

Thank racheltirrell
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Cliff W
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Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
They both have spectacular views. Morrison to Evergreen, up Hwy 74 is probably more fascinating. Watch for the "kissing bears" rock formation on the left side of the road, going up. Going up and down on I-70 is... More
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