Michael Byers | Lariat Loop For 5280 | The Denver Magazine

June 02, 2014    Michael Byers

MICHAEL BYERS illustrates another fabulous map for 5280 | The Denver Magazine. This one was for the Lariat Loop.

“It may be 100 years old, but plenty of new adventures await along the Lariat Loop. In the early 1900s, Denver planners established a mountain parks system 12 miles west of the city limits; in 1914, they added the 4.6-mile Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive for automobile touring. Some called the concept crazy. We call it prophetic: Today, the system’s 14,000 acres, spread across four counties, are visited by about two million people annually—and that original road has morphed into the 40-mile Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway. Celebrate our city planners’ foresight with a summertime tour.”

To learn more about the Larait Loop, go here.