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Baehrden Historic Lodge Tours


Explore a unique time in Jefferson County by visiting the historic Baehrden Lodge.

Built in 1927, Baehrden Lodge is a classic representation of the rustic Colorado Alpine style of architecture. Explore the renovated porch, great hall, and dining room. Take a closer look at the carvings of wildlife in the wood and wrought iron light fixtures.

Register for free online at or by calling Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600.

Tours offered at 12:30 pm or 2 pm.

No food, drink, or dogs allowed in building.

Please park in the upper parking lot and go up the stairs that are located across from the parking lot. (Pine Valley Ranch Park).

There will be a small A-frame sign pointing to the stairs. The stairs up to the lodge are very steep. The trail from the parking lot to the front door is approximately 350 ft with a 60 ft elevation gain. This is considered a hard trail.

If you feel that you are unable to walk up the stairs a ride may be arranged. There will still be a short walk from the vehicle to the front door. Please make sure you have someone to assist you. Please let us know beforehand if you will need a ride up to the lodge.

The lodge can be quite cold, please dress in layers.

Bathrooms are located in the lower parking lot; there are NO BATHROOMS at the lodge.

If you can't join this tour, keep checking our scheduling for more tours next month.

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