Many of Colorado’s most significant landscapes are within the Denver Mountain Parks system, along with some of the area’s key attractions. These special places and landscapes draw more than two million visitors to Denver and the region each year, who often travel thousands of miles to enjoy our Mountain Parks system.

Denver’s Bison Herds
Since 1914, the Genesee Bison Herd has offered visitors and I-70 travelers a vision of the Old West. The Daniels Park Herd, established in 1939, roams on 800 acres of shortgrass prairie south of Denver.

Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
The gravesite of Buffalo Bill and his wife Louisa is adjacent to Pahaska Tepee. The Buffalo Bill Museum nearby explores and explains his life and times, and features special exhibits.

Pahaska Tepee (the original Buffalo Bill Museum in 1921)
Enjoy a buffalo burger or chili while shopping for something to take home! Special fudge and ice cream. See Buffalo Bill Museum for more details.

Chief Hosa Lodge and Campground
The historic Chief Hosa Lodge, designed by J.J.B. Benedict and built from stone on-site in 1918, is available to rent for weddings and other events. The adjacent campground provides summer lodging for tenters and RV travelers.

The Lariat Trail and Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
Beloved and spectacular foothills park has delighted and intrigued visitors since the 1880s. The historic Amphitheatre, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, is a world-class outdoor concert venue.

Mount Evans Parks and National Scenic Byway
North America’s highest auto road takes visitors to Summit Lake Park and 14,264 ft (4,348 m) Mount Evans for an accessible taste of high alpine scenery. On the way, stop at Echo Lake Lodge to warm up with pie and coffee overlooking scenic Echo Lake Park.


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  1. Regarding Summit Lake: I am very interested in fly fishing Summit Lake and am writing this to ask about float tube use on the lake. I read the sign at the lake that advised anglers to use rocks to walk on (to avoid damage to the alpine tundra) and that wading was allowed for anglers. Is an anglers float tube allowed on Summit Lake?

    Thanks alot for your time and attention on this matter. We truly appreciate all you do for these great parks.

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