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Matthews/Winters Park

1103 Highway 26, Golden, CO 80401
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Ranked #17 of 26 Attractions in Golden
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Denver, Colorado
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is one of our favorite hikes close to Denver. There is a nice 4 1/2 mile loop over the Morrison Slide. Nice challenging climb to get your heart pumping. Great wildflowers in season. Nice little creek at the beginning and another part way. The first creek has a great little picnic area, with shallow wading water for young children.... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great hike to and from Red Rocks Amphitheater, about 7 miles round trip. Very scenic and relatively easy to do. Watch out for bikers, there are a couple parts with blind corners. However everyone we met a long the trail was very friendly. Once you get to Red Rocks, you can explore the amphitheater, there's a restaurant, gift shop and... More

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Golden, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A conveniently located park to travelers and locals alike. Right off I-70 at the Red Rocks exit. Great spot for a picnic along the creek, lots of hiking trails that connect to Red Rocks Park as well. Restrooms and free parking. The scenic Hogback Trail is east, right across the highway. A natural park; no ballfields, concession stands, etc. Lots... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A nice variety of trails in the easy-moderate range with a mix of sun and shade at all times of the year. The trail system connects to the Red Rocks trails and is just across the road from the trail along the top of Dinosaur Ridge. You can easily hike for a couple of hours or a full day if... More

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Golden, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice hiking trails and is close to Red Rocks Amphitheater. It's nice to combine the two for a great workout.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

In Colorado, along the front range; the issues between hikers and mtn. bikers are notorious. The bikers want to go ast and yield to no one going up hill. The hikers want the bikers gone. Mathew Winters has solved it somewhat, but in the end it took terrain away from both. Boo.

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Close-in park that that features some of the same rock formations that make up Red Rocks park. A variety of nice trails for hikers and bikers. Also home to the world famous Dinosaur Ridge site which is worth a visit too.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Very convenient for out of towners to find and do a nice day hike. Lots of parking and can be either a short or long hike.

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Longmont, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

A quick drive up I-70 just into the foothills stop for a quick hike or bike. Limited parking at the entrance can be challenging. Bathroom and picnic facilities. A average 2 mile hike will get you to some great views of Red Rocks park. A more strenuous hike will get you incredible views of the city and surrounding area. Early... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
102 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

Pleasant is the most I can say about this open space, which is well located adjacent to Red Rocks Park and on the other side of the hogback from Dinosaur Ridge. There's a small stream and a pleasant meadow that leads up to the hills, as well as a trail that leads down valley to Red Rocks Park. This was... More

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