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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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One of the best in the state

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mike G
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Golden, Colorado
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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
34 helpful votes 34 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 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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