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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: Hiking, Snow-shoeing
Description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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Great Hiking & Front Range Views

Golden Gate Canyon park is great for a close by Denver park to get to with great views of the Front Range including Denver and multiple hiking trails to choose from. They have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Golden Gate Canyon park is great for a close by Denver park to get to with great views of the Front Range including Denver and multiple hiking trails to choose from. They have done a great job maintaining the parks and trails and it is worth the adventure to get out of the city and explore. Within 1 hour from... More 

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Dunbar, West Virginia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

From panorama views to hiking the trails, there is much beauty to enjoy in this park. If you are not sure about where to go, the visitors center offers friendly advice. Nature photography abounds here!

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Chicago, Illinois
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133 reviews 133 reviews
56 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Helpful staff at Visitor's Center with a nature center and good facilities helped us plan a perfect day. This park is expansive so make sure to get a trail map and ask for suggestions. Due to our limited time, we headed straight to Panorama Point. Breathtaking views of the snow-capped range are captivating. From there, we headed to Rifleman Phillips... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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158 reviews 158 reviews
60 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
23 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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14 reviews 14 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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