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Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway

37.3 miles: 1 hours, 18 minutes

Draped along the ridges and valleys west of Denver like the end of a lasso, Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. This multi-route byway is easy to follow with its blue signs that bear the white columbine flower. From aptly named Lookout Mountain, you can see the Eastern Plains of Colorado and visit the grave of Wild West entertainer “Buffalo Bill.”


You will definitely want your camera handy to capture the diverse geography and landscape of the Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway. With its dense forests, mountain vistas, and rocky outcrops and ridges, there are plenty of places to stop and take in the scenery. Some of the route consists of two-lane back roads that wind through the mountains with switchbacks that require attentive driving.


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