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Mount Lindo
Mount Lindo Cross at Night.jpg
Mt. Lindo at night as seen from near U.S. 285
Highest point
Elevation 7,814 ft (2,382 m)
Location Jefferson County, Colorado
Parent range Front Range
Topo map USGS Mount Lindo

Mount Lindo is a summit near Morrison, Colorado in Jefferson County, Colorado, in the United States. With an elevation of 7,814 feet (2,382 m), Mount Lindo is the 4,256th highest summit in the state of Colorado. While not notable for its height, Mount Lindo is known locally for the 393-foot lighted cross erected on its eastern face, which can be seen at night for miles across the Denver metropolitan area. The cross is near U.S. Route 285.


Francis VanDeber owned the land on Mount Lindo in the 1940s, and he built the cross near his resting place so that his wife could see it from her Denver home after he passed away. Donald Frees also participated in the creation of the cross, which was first lighted on the morning of March 29, 1964.

In 2015, the cross underwent a restoration.

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