Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain Tours and Tickets

1,667 reviews
Free admission

It’s just a short drive from downtown Denver, but Lookout Mountain feels like another world. Once used as a lookout for the Native American Ute tribe that called the area home, the 7,300-foot (2,225-meter) mountain has miles of hiking and mountain biking trails throughout, from easy walking paths to strenuous switchbacks. From the summit, you can see the Denver skyline 12 miles (19 kilometers) away.

  • Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, Colorado, 80401

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John_T, Sep 2023
Viator Tour was great and Jeff is fantastic!
Jeff was an outstanding tour guide and fun. He was knowledgeable and engaging with the group. I will always use Viator!
Cindy_M, Sep 2023
Harley is the best. A fun day
Harley conducted a fun, informative and relaxing tour. This was exactly what we wanted in a half day tour. Spectacular scenery. Harley shared interesting information that only a local would know. Highly recommend this tour with Harley!
Joyce_F, Sep 2023
Thoughtful and informative
As an elderly couple, we were very impressed with the thoughtfulness of our guide Gator. He was interesting and informative and had great suggestions on what to see.
Tom_A, Aug 2023
Great Tour With a Greater Guy
The size & length of the tour were perfect for me, 4 hours with 14 people in a comfy van. You visit Red Rock, Lookout Mountain & Downtown Golden. Couldn't have been better. Our tour guide Jeff is the best. Ask for him. You won't regret it. I think all of us passengers feel like we made a new friend besides being given a great tour.
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Q:Can you hike Lookout Mountain for free?
A:Yes, it's free to hike Lookout Mountain, which has gorgeous views across the Denver skyline. The 2.3-mile (3.7-kilometer) out-and-back Lookout Mountain Trail climbs through evergreen forest to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve at the summit. The nature center offers free, naturalist-led programs for children and adults.
Q:Where can I park for free on Lookout Mountain?
A:Free Lookout Mountain parking is available at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Lookout Mountain Preserve. If you're hiking the Lookout Mountain Trail to the summit, there's free parking available near the trailhead in Windy Saddle Park. The Windy Saddle Park Trailhead is located on Lookout Mountain Road.
Q:Are pets allowed at Lookout Mountain?
A:Dogs on leashes are welcome at Lookout Mountain Preserve, located at the summit of Lookout Mountain. You can bring your leashed pet to Windy Saddle Park, the starting point for the 2.3-mile (3.7-kilometer) out-and-back Lookout Mountain Trail. Keep them leashed throughout the scenic hike into evergreen forests.
Q:What should I wear to Lookout Mountain?
A:Dress in layers when visiting Lookout Mountain. Conditions change quickly in the Colorado mountains, especially during the summer “monsoon season,” when afternoons can bring sudden thunderstorms. If you’re hiking Lookout Mountain Trail, remember that much of the path is in the shade, with patches of snow lingering into June.
Q:Is Lookout Mountain accessible?
A:Lookout Mountain Nature Center is wheelchair accessible, including its parking and restrooms. The accessible nature center offers free, naturalist-led programming for children and adults. Interactive exhibits within the nature center explore the fascinating plants and animals of the surrounding foothills ecosystem, and there’s a hands-on playroom for kids.
Q:How do you get up Lookout Mountain?
A:You can drive or hike to the top of Lookout Mountain. A paved road leads to Lookout Mountain Preserve and Nature Center, with interactive exhibits and paths into surrounding meadows and evergreen forests. Or, you can take the 2.3-mile (3.7-kilometer) Lookout Mountain Trail from the Windy Saddle Park trailhead.