Windy Saddle Park / Connecting to the Past

Windy Saddle Park / Connecting to the Past (HMV26)

Location: Golden, CO 80401 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 44.196', W 105° 14.726'

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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, numerous parks, museums, heritage sites, historic dinosaur discoveries, art galleries and much more still await the traveler!

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HM NumberHMV26
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 478969 N 4398551
Decimal Degrees39.73660000, -105.24543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.196', W 105° 14.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 11.76" N, 105° 14' 43.56" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6147 Lookout Mountian Trail, Golden CO 80401, US
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