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

Windy Saddle Park / Connecting to the Past

 
 
Windy Saddle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 3, 2011
1. Windy Saddle Park Marker
Inscription.  
Windy Saddle Park
Jefferson County Open Space
Windy Saddle Park offers sweeping scenic views and trail connections to adjoining areas. Recreation opportunities on Chimney Gulch Trail and Lookout Mountain Trail included hiking, biking and horseback riding. The remaining trails are Hiker Only.

Connecting to the past
Windy Saddle Park
Lying between the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains and the western edge of the Great Plains, Windy Saddle park has served as a gateway for travelers into the central Rockies for thousands of years. Evidence of humans has been found in this area dating as far back as the Paleo-Indian period (7,000 to 12,000 years ago)!

A Colorado Scenic and historic Byway
The 40-mile driving route known as the Lariat Loop connects a necklace of scenic, natural and historic properties. Many were first identified by the 1914 Olmstead Plan for a mountain park system. Suddenly, the automobile made the Front Range foothills accessible and offered the option of tourism as an economic development tool.

The car is no longer the exotic new toy it was a that time, but spectacular views,

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numerous parks, museums, heritage sites, historic dinosaur discoveries, art galleries and much more still await the traveler!
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksRoads & Vehicles. 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 is on 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. Recreation: Past to Present (here, next to this marker); Water Carves Canyons (here, next to this marker); Play in the Wind (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); 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.
 
Windy Saddle Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, July 3, 2011
2. Windy Saddle Park Marker
 
 
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 688 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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