Posted May 25, 2008
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains are the grave and museum of William F. Cody, known as Buffalo Bill. He is buried at the top of Lookout Mountain. Below I am winding my way through the foothills of the Rockies.
The first thing I did when I parked at Lookout Mountain is hike the short distance to the grave. Here is the grave site of Buffalo Bill. He lived in the 1800s and early 1900s. He was a scout and become famous as an entertainer putting on shows including Indians, horses, buffalo, rodeo pioneers, and cowboys. Below is the Buffalo Bill website:
Here is the view from lookout mountain that oversees the city of Denver. Lookout mountain is about a 2,000 feet elevation above Denver's mile high elevation. Downtown Denver is just to the right of the shorter red transmission tower.
There is a gift shop and diner next to the museum. Here is the Buffalo statue near the entrance of the building.
It snowed in the foothills the day before I went on this adventure. It was a beautiful day the day I went. The snow was melting in the sunny weather. This is a picture of the same gift shop and diner. It is called the Pahaska Tepee.
Here is a view from the parking lot overseeing the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
This is a view overseeing the city of Golden, Colorado. The Coors brewery is located here.
I paid the $3 to check out the museum. It is a must see. There is a short video to watch about the life and times of Buffalo Bill. There are many artifacts, historical documentation and costumes from the Wild Buffalo Bill era.