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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: +1 303-582-3707
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This area is particularly good for snowshoers.

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Good family camping without the long drive

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2015
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Lakewood, Colorado
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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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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Quaint nature area, actually camped in it a day later at high altitude. Certainly worth a trip, especially when you come from an area where there are no mountains (Florida).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We did about 10 miles here the other weekend, and really enjoyed it. We did one of the more strenuous hikes and were rewarded with fairly empty trails. Whenever we doubled up on a moderate or easy route, they were quite crowded. But, we did start at noon and the parking was hairy. I recommend going early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed here because we left for our trip earlier than expected and needed a place to camp until we went to MT. Positives- Spacious campsites, helpful staff and Rangers, clean, beautiful views! Hiking trails were great also. Negatives- 1. no water hook up at the Electric campsites. But there is ample access to water in each loop. 2. You... More 

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