National Geographic : 1932 Jul
Photograph by Frank Fortson WHERE PLAINS GIVE WAY TO MOUNTAINS Golden, a capital of Colorado before Denver, lies in the foreground in a pocket of the foothills. Immediately beyond begins the rise that leads within 25 miles to the crest of the Continental Divide. Up the ridges winds the Lariat Trail, one of the highways ofthe Denver Mountain Parks system. Where the highway loops farthest to the right is the crest of Lookout Mountain, burial place of Buffalo Bill.InGolden, 15miles west ofDenver, isthe Colorado School of Mines, one of the leading mining colleges of the world (see text, page 63).