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Near Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Recreation: Past to Present

Recreation: Past to Present Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 3, 2011
1. Recreation: Past to Present Marker
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
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. Marker is at overlook. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); What You Can See From Here Today (approx. 0.4 miles away); Who Was Buffalo Bill? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lariat Loop Byway: Buffalo Bill Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lariat Loop Byway: Denver Mountain Parks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 9 times this year. 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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