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“Beautiful, tranquil”

Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.
Arvada Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful, tranquil”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Visitors center is very educational for something so small. Ranger programs are interesting and fun. Lots of open space so you can enjoy a picnic without going far from your car or hike several miles to get away from it all.

Visited June 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredible location -- terrible showers”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

You follow a windy road from Golden up a mountain and eventually reach this picturesque location. Views are breathtaking and there are some great hiking trails. Depending on your energy level you can take on an easy hike or a truly taxing one. The campground was lovely. Very large sites each with a large table and fire/grill. They are well spaced so you get a degree of privacy.

There are regular events at the small amphitheater. Fun for kids and amusing for adults. Mountain man Possum Bob provides light relief. They also sell logs at the store which you need for fires as nights are cold even in June.

The camp has a large wash room where you can do laundry and dishes. The bathrooms are large, clean and there are plenty of showers. However, a combination of hard water and high pressure means the shower blasts out pellets of water. It's like being bombarded by hail. It's painful and unpleasant. The shower is the one thing that goes against this amazing park.

Visited June 2013
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Nr Swindon, UK
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable place for a walk”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

The staff at the visitor centre were really helpful and friendly and gave me a good idea of where to go. I had a great walk on a very nice day - felt a combination of altitude and jet lag as it was my first day in Colorado. Drove up to the view point at 9000 ft recommended by the volunteers at the visitor centre - great views of the Rockies

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Purton_Stoke_Travel
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Morrison, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Golden Gate Canyon State Park”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We love to camp there whenever possible. The campgrounds are level and there are electric hookups. The bathrooms and showers are modern and very clean. The views from the park are beautiful, with panoramic views of the continental divide. There are many good hiking trails as well. The ranger talks at night are usually informative and fun. One of our favorite parks in Colorado!

Visited July 2013
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Golden, CO
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome hiking”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Great close to Denver camping, the view from Panorama point is one of the best no hike views around. Mountain bike Lion clockwise, run it counter clockwise.

Visited July 2013
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