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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Address: 3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
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+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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Very cool area

if outdoor activities are your thing then you will love Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Lots of hiking, rock climbing, and ice climbing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen H

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if outdoor activities are your thing then you will love Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Lots of hiking, rock climbing, and ice climbing.

Thank Allen H
Longmont, Colorado
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited here in early November 2016. The weather was still great then and we picked a fantastic day. We hiked the Raccoon trail which is a 2.5 trail loop, rated moderate. It takes you through Panorama Point then back to the Reverend Ridge Campground parking area. We are new to Colorado, and glad we didn't choose a more difficult... More 

Thank TomK959
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This park has lots of great places to picnic, hike, go on a scenic drive, or to just relax in a beautiful place.

Thank Walter E
Tipp City, Ohio
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280 reviews
154 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our daughter and family gave us a unique Christmas gift. We spent two nights with them here in the Harmsen Guest House. They have a horse hotel there for their two horses and we went riding on the beautiful trails the two days we were there. The guest house was donated to the park. It was the former home of... More 

Thank laurelboo
Sunnyside, New York
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259 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

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