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Forty Miles of
Western Adventure

Stops on the Loop

Experience the beauty and history of the Lariat Loop. Whether you have a full day or partial day you can find adventure at every turn. 

Click below to see our interactive map that guides you to the top destinations on the Loop. 


Illustrated map of the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway in Colorado that shows local attractions and a cowboy holding a lasso that shows the route.
Map courtesy of Gary Hovlaand

Towns on the Loop

Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. 

Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources…

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The Town of Morrison is a home rule municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The population was 396 at the 2020 census.

This town, at the bottom of winding Bear Creek Canyon, is perhaps most famous for the nearby natural outdoor concert venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre. If you’ve already planned to see a show — and even if you haven’t — stop in picturesque Morrison. Its tiny main street strip is filled with restaurants, quaint shops and antique haunts.

Just outside Morrison rests the high-end, critic-approved, wild-game establishment known as The Fort. A replica of Bent’s Old Fort, the adobe is a celebration of the West; decor and Southwestern foods are the standard, as are quality wines and decadent desserts…

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Tucked in the mountains west of the state capital, Evergreen provides a warm respite from Denver’s big-city bustle. Alpine meadows, cool forests and brilliant wildflowers create a natural backdrop for this thriving community.

At an elevation of 7,200 feet, Evergreen offers an array of parks, art galleries, theater, restaurants, entertainment, recreation and a variety of outdoor activities. Evergreen, Colorado is situated close to Denver while still maintaining its mountain-town feeling. Evergreen Lake was voted one of the top ten most scenic for ice skating in the world, it is bordered by mountain parks with miles of trails and a golf course…

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Use these handcrafted itineraries to enhance your trip on the Lariat Loop.

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Lariat Loop Video Tour

Take a video tour of Lariat Loop Scenic Byway – then go to our Stops page to plan your next scenic Colorado getaway!