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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
303 582 3707
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Snow-shoeing, Hiking
Owner description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Snow-shoeing, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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Golden, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Golden, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We go ever year. Just an hour from Denver, but it feels much further. They have great car camping and short backpacking sites. Very relaxing getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

we have been coming here since 1979 in a tent with children to now 23 visits later retired in our rv. Best park in Colorado in our opinion. Cabins are nice great tent and tv sites. No matter what season the park is beautiful.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed here because parks near nf were booked. Sites were wooded and nice. Not too much hiking without driving to trailhead first. Need to go into north entrance or it's a confusing route. It snowed on us in sept! Service excellent

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and loved it. The views aren't that incredible from the campgrounds, but the hiking trails more than make up for it. The restroom facilities are fantastic and the campground staff are extremely helpful. It's a beautiful drive up to the top of the trailheads and even better when you start hiking.

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Kernersville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On a recent Backpacking trip to Capitol Peak, myself and 3 buddies stayed in a Yurt on our way out of town. This is a beautiful campsite and the Yurt was very nice. However do not expect phone service. They do have a pay phone but it does not work well. Nice rest rooms with a pay to use shower.... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although the weather was not our friend on the 4th of July weekend, the facilities at the campground were great. They offer cabins and yurts for rent but you have to reserve early. Camp sites a plenty but they too need a reservation early in the season. This site gives you the feeling of being out in nature without a... More 

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