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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Address: 3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
Phone Number: +1 303-582-3707
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00

This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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Best hiking experience!

It's no surprise that almost everyone gave the best reviews of the park. Driving up to the park gave me goosebumps. I fell in love with it right away. Hubby's niece was nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sunnyside, New York
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Sunnyside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's no surprise that almost everyone gave the best reviews of the park. Driving up to the park gave me goosebumps. I fell in love with it right away. Hubby's niece was nice enough to take me and her pet dog for hiking. We had a nice car ride to the top near the start of the trail. On the... More 

Thank NoraFrydman
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549 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good walk on clear and clean trails. The visitor center is worth popping in to for a walk through and has good ablution facilities. Not much wildlife to be seen but lovely scenery.

Thank Mathewv
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice trails with good views. Relatively close to Golden but parking at trail head can fill up quickly in summer.

Thank Stephen S
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There are so many beautiful areas to see here. Hikes for every ability and age. We hiked up to a beautiful lake then did another hike that had lots of rocks. We packed a lunch and sat on a giant rock with an Amazing view to eat. The campgrounds and yerts look very cool... we didn't stay there but it's... More 

Thank wifdoc
Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This park is in my backyard and I never get tired of it - especially in the fall. Abundance of wildlife. Nice camping facilities and a nice centrally location to explore.

Thank Bev D
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The park is absolutely beautiful. You have many options of hikes to try and all are varied for length and skill level. We did the Racoon/Mule Deer trail and part of the Coyote trail. It was really an amazing place to hike. I can not wait to go again and try other trails. They are well maintained and safe. Don't... More 

Thank JKcoe968
Phoenix, Arizona
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was our first visit to the park and we thought it was well worth the time to visit. The visitors center was really nothing to see but the park itself was beautiful.

Thank M H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was our first time visiting Golden Gate Canyon and we were not disappointed. This is a beautiful park with lots of excellent hiking trails for all abilities. The fall colors on the aspen trees were incredible. The park felt very far removed from civilization but was not too far from Golden and Denver. We camped at site 35 at... More 

Thank Snwavem3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I had a few hours in the afternoon before a business meeting so I took a drive through the park on Mountain Base Road through the park. It is a lovely winding road through meadows and hills with spectacular views of the Rockies - definitely worth a look

Thank Geof J
Lemont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A great place to spend the day or longer. The fall colors were at their peak and this park has plenty of places to take a look. Plenty of trails if you like. The trout at the visitor center are enough to make any fisherman drool.

Thank BDG6610

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