Post Conference Tours:
From Buffalo Bill to Buffalo Springfield – Lariat Loop Driving Tour
Grab your family and join your friends on a scenic adventure along the Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway. Our semi-self-guided tour starts in the Cretaceous Era at Dinosaur Ridge with a shuttle ride to see several dinosaur track sites, and continues at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater’s Visitor Center where you can experience the history of Rock and Roll through video and interpretive exhibits. Spend lunchtime visiting the Historic Districts of Morrison and Evergreen (we will provide a list of tasty spots to eat) or taking a hike on one of the beautiful trails at Red Rocks. Regroup after lunch at the Hiwan Homestead Museum for a look into a magnificent and rustic 1890’s mountain home and its unique collection of Navajo, Pueblo, Apache, Zuni and Hopi art. Finish your day with a bang at the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum and Grave high above downtown Golden. From here, you can head home via I-70 or return to Golden down the hairpin turns of Lookout Mountain Road.
Each site will feature a guided tour and time to visit the gift shop before continuing on to the next. Tour participants will carpool using their own transportation, and meet up at each site at the time of its scheduled tour. We will provide detailed driving directions and maps to each site. This flexible tour allows you to join late, leave early, bring family along for the ride or visit additional attractions along the way – create your own Lariat Loop experience!
Tour fee includes museum admissions, tour fees and a 64-page Lariat Loop guidebook.