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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Address: 3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
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+1 303-582-3707
05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00

This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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Convenient hike in the foothills

One of our favorite parks to go for a day hike. Close to west Denver. Lots of trails to choose from.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite parks to go for a day hike. Close to west Denver. Lots of trails to choose from.

Thank jamessI9930YD
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely go back again for more hiking. Loved the light snow dusting with the sun beating down

Thank lauren_renner
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live on mountain west of the park. A beautiful place and a variety of ways to camp and moderate trails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

if outdoor activities are your thing then you will love Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Lots of hiking, rock climbing, and ice climbing.

Thank Allen H
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited here in early November 2016. The weather was still great then and we picked a fantastic day. We hiked the Raccoon trail which is a 2.5 trail loop, rated moderate. It takes you through Panorama Point then back to the Reverend Ridge Campground parking area. We are new to Colorado, and glad we didn't choose a more difficult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This park has lots of great places to picnic, hike, go on a scenic drive, or to just relax in a beautiful place.

Thank Walter E
Tipp City, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our daughter and family gave us a unique Christmas gift. We spent two nights with them here in the Harmsen Guest House. They have a horse hotel there for their two horses and we went riding on the beautiful trails the two days we were there. The guest house was donated to the park. It was the former home of... More 

Thank laurelboo
Sunnyside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's no surprise that almost everyone gave the best reviews of the park. Driving up to the park gave me goosebumps. I fell in love with it right away. Hubby's niece was nice enough to take me and her pet dog for hiking. We had a nice car ride to the top near the start of the trail. On the... More 

Thank NoraFrydman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We had a good walk on clear and clean trails. The visitor center is worth popping in to for a walk through and has good ablution facilities. Not much wildlife to be seen but lovely scenery.

Thank Matvl
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice trails with good views. Relatively close to Golden but parking at trail head can fill up quickly in summer.

Thank Stephen S

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