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Sensation Point

Sensation Point
on the Lariat Trail
from an old postcard



"The system, roughly speaking, covers an area of 150 square miles, and begins twelve miles from Denver. An eight mile concrete roadway extends from Denver to the foot of the first park on Lookout Mountain. The circle trip from Denver, returning by way of Morrison, the southern gateway, is sixty-five miles, of which fifty is exclusively over mountain roadways."

Take a Virtual Tour
As driven in 1918


Touring the Scenic Circles

As a visitor to the Denver Mountain Parks system in 1918, you might have taken home a souvenir booklet to remind you of your trip. Today, you can enjoy this historic touring experience without leaving your chair! Follow our tour as we recreate an early booklet page by page. You may choose to look only at the pictures, or read the text too, as you flip through the pages of your tour booklet. Perhaps you'll be inspired to visit the historic Denver Mountain Parks in person to see many of the same sights today.     See also Introduction to Scenic Circles.

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title page
1

State Capitol

Description
 
title page
2

City Park

Description
 

topographical
3
Topographical View

Description
 
hairpins
4
Double Hairpin

Description
 

Lariat Trail
5
Lariat Trail

Description
 
Buffalo Bill
6
Buffalo Bill's Grave

Description
 

Wildcat Pt
7

Wildcat Point

Description
 
Genesee Vista
8

Genesee Mountain

Description
 

Wilcat Point
9
Wildcat Point

Description
 
Snowy Range
10
Snowy Range

Description
 

Auto Highway
11
Auto Highway

Description
 
View of Mt Evans
12
Mt Evans from Highway

Description
 


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