Directions to Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain is about 10 miles west of central Denver and immediately west of Golden, Colorado. Directions and maps can be obtained from Google Maps or use the following directions:
From North or Central Denver
- Take I-70 west to the Highway 58 exit.
- Take Highway 58 west about 5.3 miles to the stoplight at the intersection with U.S. Highways 6 (south and west) and Colorado Highway 93 (to the north).
- Turn left (south) on Highway 6 and continue about 1.0 miles to the exit to 19th Street (the first overpass) and Lookout Mountain.
- Turn right at the stop sign at the top of the exit ramp (west) on 19th Street and continue uphill and around the left curve to either the Beverly Heights Parking Lot to park on the left or (if riding) two stone pillars marking the beginning of the climb up Lookout Mountain.
From the Boulder area
Take Highway 93 south to the intersection with Colorado 58 and continue south (straight ahead) for 1.0 mile to 19th Street and follow the above directions.
From 6th Avenue (U.S. Highway 6) and I-25
Take 6th Avenue west approximately 12 miles to 19th Street in Golden. Turn left (west) on 19th and follow the above directions.
From south Denver or other points south
Take I-25 to U.S. Highway 6 and follow the above directions. It is also possible to take Colorado Highway C-470 west and north from I-25 to 6th Avenue. GO west on 6th Avenue and go approximately 2 miles to the 19th Street exit and overpass. Turn left (west) on 19th Street and follow the above directions.
Kudos to the Jefferson County Highway Department employees whose excellent maintenance of this road makes it one of the best places to ride during the winter and throughout the year. A well kept secret is that this road is usually rideable within a day or two of a major snowstorm. The highway department uses plows and magnesium chloride to keep the road relatively passable for cyclists. Sand and gravel are rarely used. Winter riders need to be aware that shady spots can retain ice. Also meltwater on the road can quickly freeze as the temperature drops.
Riders need to be aware that rocks frequently fall onto the road, especially during periods of freezing, thawing, and heavy rain.