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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: 303 582 3707
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Snow-shoeing, Hiking
Description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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One of my favorite parks

I think this park is a hidden treasure. It is only about 45 minutes from Denver but, feels a world away. They have wonderful small fishing lakes that are perfect for young kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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155 reviews 155 reviews
59 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I think this park is a hidden treasure. It is only about 45 minutes from Denver but, feels a world away. They have wonderful small fishing lakes that are perfect for young kids- we even caught a few trout! There are some easy hikes but also some strenuous and challenging ones. The camping area is nice and wooded and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not far from downtown Denver, you'll find lots of room for hiking, barbecuing, running, trail walking and biking.

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Parker, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Golden Gate Canyon is a regular destination for me throughout the year. Reverend's Ridge Campgound is on the north end of the Park and is a very nice campground. There are numerous loops for RV camping, plenty of comfortable, roomy tent sites with good separation as well as cabins and yurts. This campground offers restrooms, showers, washing facilities and vending... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So much to do and a great nature center. Fishing, camping, hiking and great views abound in this large and wonderful park. There is also great horseback riding and winter activities like snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Very pretty park with numerous hiking trails, great for dogs also..nice views of Golden and the frontrange. enjoyed the day with the dogs..

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The visitor center there is very informative. Lots of trout in their pond too. I love to fish in several ponds in the park. Great scenery, one time I even saw a bear.

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Golden, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live at the bottom of the Canyon and this park is at the top ... I just love it. A great place to hike year-round. I've seen all sorts of wildlife too ... including Lynx (very rare here in Colorado ...).

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great place to go hiking! I carried a toddler in a backpack, so the trails we chose weren't too hard, but still challenging and the views were spectacular.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If I had not visited Eldorado Canyon State Park (ECSP) the day before, I would have probably been more impressed with Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It has truly magnificent views from Panorama Point that you don't want to miss. The young woman at the visitor center wasn't nearly as helpful in recommending trails or things to see in the... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is just a short 45-minute drive from Denver, and it's so worth the trip if you want to feel like you're really in the Rockies. It's also very convenient to Golden and Boulder, and has some of the best views you'll ever lay eyes on. Panorama Point, where you can see over 100 miles of... More 

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