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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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This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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A Hiker's Delight

This was recommended by some locals who knew we weren't into a long car trip for a day hike. We just loved it! There are lots of trails to choose from. We started out at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2015
Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This was recommended by some locals who knew we weren't into a long car trip for a day hike. We just loved it! There are lots of trails to choose from. We started out at Panorama Point where there are great scenic photo opportunities from the several decks. From there, we took the Raccoon trail west towards Reverend Ridge campground.... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Beautiful park close to Denver. The canyon can get pretty crowded on weekends during the summer so leave early if you are coming up then. Be careful of the many bikes that also travel the canyon. The park has good picnicking places and hiking trails. Being in the foothills plan for any kind of weather change.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were visiting some family members who were passing through CO and staying in Reverend Ridge Campground in their RV, and planned on pitching our tent on their site because the campgrounds were full. We arrived Saturday night and although both campgrounds were full, we were told a group had just left Aspen Meadows early. We drove... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We camped at Reverend's Ridge campground for the weekend. Lots of lodgepole pines, paved roads, clean bathrooms (with flush toilets). Seemed very family oriented - no loud late nights. They had some very interesting/enjoyable programs at the amphitheater - one on wolves and one on bears. Lots of nice hiking trails. Campsites not super private, but they never are....easy drive... More 

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

It may just be our luck but we have visited Colorado dozens of times and find that the almost daily rain causes a damper on our fun. So, this year we spent 4 days at this state park and had 4 days of rain. The truth is that in the summer months, it rains almost every day in the mountains.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I came from Texas to get away from the heat and thoroughly enjoyed hikes on the Horseshoe and Black Bear trails. Staff at visitor center very helpful!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We took the Burro Trail loop and made it to the top of Windy Peak. The view from the top is amazing. Overall it took us 4.25 hours to complete the whole thing. 3.5 hours hiking and 45 minutes of being idle according to the GPS. We also had a 1600 ft altitude gain from bottom to top. This trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

From our Days Inn hotel on W Colfax (close to Golden) it was only a 30 minute drive up to the park. Wow, those cyclists that ride that winding road up there must be in excellent shape! We stopped at the visitor center and got some great advice to hike the Burro trail. We were there on a Saturday so... More 

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St.Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We went here after visiting the red rock amphitheater park. It was about a 50 minute drive. They have a number of different Hiking trails, arranged by difficulty. Saw lots of people on mountain bikes too. We chose to just hike part of the Mule Deer trail due to the limited time we had. It was a great trail with... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Stopped by to visit and it hasn't changed in 35 years. The view from Panorama Point is always beautiful it was the place my wife and I got married 35 years ago in August. Went down to Bridge Creek trailhead and listened to the creek flowing by at a picnic table. Be sure to bring a camera, and if you... More 

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