This post is part of a series of travel posts about our May vacation to Colorado.
Day Four of our Colorado Adventure was filled with so much adventure I had to divide it into three parts. Today is Part Two, if you missed Part One, go HERE, and if you need to start from the very beginning, go HERE.
After spending the morning walking around the sweet city of Golden, Colorado my husband wanted to take me up yet another harrowing mountain drive. My regular travel post readers will know by now that I am terrified of heights and my husband seems to always disregard that and insists on going on these narrow, terrifying, mountain roads whenever were on vacation. I scream "NO!", but somehow the car always seems to go "UP" anyway, and today was no exception.
LookOut Mountain is a scenic mountain drive and overlook that gives you beautiful views of the city of Golden and the White Capped Rocky Mountains. LookOut Mountain itself is actually a 'foothill' on the eastern flank of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. So yes, although I was nervous, and it was still a scary experience for me, the drive up 'the foothill' was no where near as terrifying as driving up to the top of Mount Washington or Trail Ridge Road.
But for a girl from Wisconsin, that 'foothill' was still WAY UP THERE!
These four pictures (top three and bottom picture) are what you see from the scenic overlook once you've reached the top. You can see a bit of the road that takes you up to the top of LookOut Mountain, and the snow capped peaks of the Rockies in the distance in the pictures above, and the picture below is the city of Golden.
You can also see Downtown Denver from the top of this mountain (not pictured).
Nature Center and Preserve, and the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.
We did not visit the museum because we were pressed for time but we did go in to use the restrooms and took a few pictures of the lobby.
Cedar Mountain in Wyoming. I don't know what to think, except he sure must have been a popular guy that everyone wants to lay him to rest in their state!