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

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Fantastic hiking / mountain biking

We went here after visiting the red rock amphitheater park. It was about a 50 minute drive. They have a number of different Hiking trails, arranged by difficulty. Saw lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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St.Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went here after visiting the red rock amphitheater park. It was about a 50 minute drive. They have a number of different Hiking trails, arranged by difficulty. Saw lots of people on mountain bikes too. We chose to just hike part of the Mule Deer trail due to the limited time we had. It was a great trail with... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped by to visit and it hasn't changed in 35 years. The view from Panorama Point is always beautiful it was the place my wife and I got married 35 years ago in August. Went down to Bridge Creek trailhead and listened to the creek flowing by at a picnic table. Be sure to bring a camera, and if you... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Quaint nature area, actually camped in it a day later at high altitude. Certainly worth a trip, especially when you come from an area where there are no mountains (Florida).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We did about 10 miles here the other weekend, and really enjoyed it. We did one of the more strenuous hikes and were rewarded with fairly empty trails. Whenever we doubled up on a moderate or easy route, they were quite crowded. But, we did start at noon and the parking was hairy. I recommend going early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed here because we left for our trip earlier than expected and needed a place to camp until we went to MT. Positives- Spacious campsites, helpful staff and Rangers, clean, beautiful views! Hiking trails were great also. Negatives- 1. no water hook up at the Electric campsites. But there is ample access to water in each loop. 2. You... More 

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Naperville, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were looking for a hike close to Denver and was very happy to find this park. The trails were well groomed and not too crowded. We hiked a moderate trail that had some elevation and was very comfortable for most people. Make sure you go to the overlook at Panorama Point, no matter the weather its beautiful

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Golden Gate State Park is only an hour drive from the city. There is both a remote camping area and a modern facility camping area. Both are clean and well kept. Facilities include a washer and dryer and an ice machine. Showers use quarters for operation. Many great hiking and biking trails within the park. Panorama Point overlook has great... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Aspen Meadows campground has 35 sites and is for tent only campers. Not a single site has shade over the tent pad or picnic table. The sites are all literally on top of one another which in my mind defeats the purpose of camping. My tent site was literally ten feet away from my neighbors pad and the park rangers... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of my new favorite places in the area. TONS of trails for any level, some of the most beautiful meadows and Aspen stands you'll find in this part of Colorado.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

June 2015 was the first time I had camped at Golden Gate Canyon and now that I've camped there I wonder why in 25 years of living in CO I'd never been there before. The campground is easy to get to from Denver and the surrounding area. It is clean and the facilities are in good repair. The camping spots... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Address: 3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
Phone Number: 303 582 3707
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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