Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Wheat Ridge, Co
~ LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN AND BUFFALO BILL'S GRAVE ~ This is an advanced bike ride for people who are in really good shape. We will be starting at Johnson Park and going up to the top of Lookout Mountain. This is a paved road that goes up the east side of the mountain. It is about 29 miles round trip and usually takes about 6 or 7 hours. Please bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks and appropriate gear and clothing. There is also the possibility of stopping in Golden for food and drinks. Any questions please send me a message. Thank you!
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By signing up for this trip you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own health and safety. You agree not to not to hold any event organizer, this meetup group or MB Guide Service LLC liable for any accidents causing injury or death.
HISTORY: Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region. Lookout Mountain Park is the burial site of the internationally famous western frontiersman William Frederick"Buffalo Bill"Cody, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
"Buffalo Bill" Cody, who spent his final years living in Denver, was buried at Lookout Mountain Park on June 3, 1917. It is disputed whether Cody was here by his own request or by coercion, and it is not known if the exact site was chosen by his sister. In 1921 the gravesite was joined by Pahaska Tepee, a large and rustic wooden lodge designed by Edwin H. Moorman, housing the Buffalo Bill Museum. Today the museum continues to host visitors from around the world, a testament to Buffalo Bill's global appeal. even a century after his Wild West exhibition last performed.
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