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Lookout Mountain Nature Center

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910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9510
+1 720-497-7600
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Super educational

A great little spot to stretch the legs, learn about wildlife, and hike. They had an area for kids... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
MrsBDean
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Good hiking and things for kids to do

Make a nice day better by driving up to Lookout Mountain and taking a short easy hike with the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Paul M
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Connect with nature at this 110-acre park. Inside experience exhibits that depict migrating birds and reveal secrets of the ponderosa pine forest. Visit the Discovery Corner and Observation Room. Outside stroll trails winding through forest and meadow, picnic beneath towering pine trees or join a naturalist-guided program.
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910 Colorow Rd, Golden, CO 80401-9510
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A great little spot to stretch the legs, learn about wildlife, and hike. They had an area for kids to play, clean bathrooms, and a nice little 'museum' display. It is very simple but it has so much to do. They also have local hiking...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Make a nice day better by driving up to Lookout Mountain and taking a short easy hike with the grandkids through forest and grassland. Then enjoy the visitor center for explanation of the flora and fauna, complete with plaster footprints to identify and stuffed animals...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a nice little nature center. It's nothing fancy, but shows some of the local wildlife and gives good info on it.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The views from this area are stunning--a must see either in the AM or the PM. The people inside this center are knowledgable, helpful, and share a good sense of humor. There's an area for lectures and presentations, and clean bathrooms when you need them;...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We took the meadow loop trail (and part of the forest loop trail). We were there on a Thursday, and it was not crowded at all. We enjoyed the lovely outdoor setting and the smell of the pines.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a great and easy mountain scenic drive up to the nature center and the trails and views from up top were great. Its about 20 mins from Golden up the mountain. I loved it!

Thank Kris V
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place overlooking Denver . Informative visit to the centre and great walks around the plateau area of Lookout Mountain . Walks of varying length to get a feel for the place. Very close to Buffalo Bills grave attraction too . Busy place and well...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing views and mixed with a visual educational explanation - very well presented - but the views are spectacular - well worth the trip for young and old alike -

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This free Nature Center is a small combined museum and rest stop. But-- it is the drive directly up Table Mountain (just 10 miles) from downtown Golden that makes this memorable. Perfect for business visitors to the city who don't have time to drive to...More

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Thanks for visiting. You've provided great directions for future visitors. We're actually located on Lookout Mountain/Mount Zion. The Table Mountains (South and North) are across the way and not driveable to the top. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the nature center...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

There were five of us, grandparents, mom and 7 and 11-year-old. We spent a good amount of time looking at the displays which were nicely done; then we went for a hike and took in the beautiful surroundings and views. We even saw three deer....More

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LookoutMtnNC, Interpretive Media Specialist at Lookout Mountain Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

We're glad to hear everyone in the family had a nice time at Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve. Please visit us again soon!

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