Currently in Golden CO (Low 55 Storms Late High 74)
Driving to the Mother Cabrini Shrine near Golden Colorado the first thing you notice is this large statue on the hill.
Buffalo Bill was not the only famous person to become enthralled with the views as you ascend Lookout Mountain. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, aka Mother Cabrini, visited the area in 1902. She purchased some land and a summer camp was first built there. What followed was a chapel, Stone House for retreats and other buildings. On her last visit in 1912 she and her fellow nuns climbed the mountain and at the top she built a heart with white stones. The stones are there to this day, under glass now to protect them.
The view from the top.
Here is the new Chapel and Gift Shop in the distance from the top.
Mother Cabrini dedicated the site to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1954 this statue was placed there and a 373 step staircase was constructed. Here is the stairs at the bottom.