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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 27 attractions in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Snow-shoeing, Hiking
Description: This area is particularly good for snowshoers.
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

My husband and I finally took our two daughters for a drive through Golden Gate Canyon State Park a couple weeks ago. We live so close yet had never ventured in. This place is beautiful! We didn't actually even spend time hiking around too much as this was more a "scouting" visit. We are definitely going to make several trips... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a real jewel for camping and hiking. Only about an hour's drive from Denver and just gorgeous. There are 2 campgrounds, one for tents only and one for RVs, camper trailers, etc. We took our camper trailer up there and had a great stay. The campground is well laid out so you are not... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did our first spring/winter cabin camping trip this year over spring break but we have cabin camped here every year for several years. Love the location quick and easy to get to, not a great place to "feel away" from it all as the cabins are in the campgrounds which are massive over the summer. There have been years... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lots of wildlife. Friendly staff. Close to Denver lots of fresh air, cooler temperatures, nice campgrounds and plenty of picnic locations. Mountain Base Road and Panorama Point are must thing to drive and check out the view

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Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This park is beautiful! It is a bit of a drive to the nearest town....but just a few miles away is a cute little place to eat call "Last Shot". Food was excellent and perfect for a night away from cooking at our campsite. Loop A or B are great for rv's and popups. Enjoy the cool weather for it... More

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Arvada Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Visitors center is very educational for something so small. Ranger programs are interesting and fun. Lots of open space so you can enjoy a picnic without going far from your car or hike several miles to get away from it all.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You follow a windy road from Golden up a mountain and eventually reach this picturesque location. Views are breathtaking and there are some great hiking trails. Depending on your energy level you can take on an easy hike or a truly taxing one. The campground was lovely. Very large sites each with a large table and fire/grill. They are well... More

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Nr Swindon, UK
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The staff at the visitor centre were really helpful and friendly and gave me a good idea of where to go. I had a great walk on a very nice day - felt a combination of altitude and jet lag as it was my first day in Colorado. Drove up to the view point at 9000 ft recommended by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We love to camp there whenever possible. The campgrounds are level and there are electric hookups. The bathrooms and showers are modern and very clean. The views from the park are beautiful, with panoramic views of the continental divide. There are many good hiking trails as well. The ranger talks at night are usually informative and fun. One of our... More

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Golden, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great close to Denver camping, the view from Panorama point is one of the best no hike views around. Mountain bike Lion clockwise, run it counter clockwise.

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