Inscription. Windy Saddle Park has a long history of being a favorite place for recreation. When Lookout Mountain Road was opened in 1914, it was a destination for the first automobile tours. The Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway now passes through Windy Saddle Park, which offers many recreational opportunities. The steep trails and winding road are a challenge to those looking for a workout, while the wind makes this an ideal spot for paragliders to sail like birds on the breeze.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 3, 2011
|1. Recreation: Past to Present Marker|
Location. 39° 44.196′ N, 105° 14.726′ W. Marker is near Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Lariat Loop Road. Click for map. Marker is at overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Carves Canyons (here, next to this marker); Play in the Wind (here, next to this marker); Windy Saddle Park / Connecting to the Past (here, next to this marker); Our Changing Landscape-From Sea Floor to Mountain Top (approx. 0.4 miles away); What You Can See From Here Today (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lariat Loop Byway: Denver Mountain Parks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lariat Loop Byway: Buffalo Bill Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles E. Kirk (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Golden.
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 144 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 16, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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