Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden

4.7
#2 of 9 in Parks in Golden
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Golden Gate Canyon State Park Reviews
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  • My friend & I enjoyed the trails & views at this off the beaten path state park. Pack layers. Even in the summer, the temps drop because this park elevation ranges between 7,700 and 10,400 ft. I reser...  more »
  • I hiked the Mountain Lion trail, which is a 6 mile loop around the eastern side of the park. It was a nice hike with no crowds that I enjoyed very much. They also have several ponds/lakes to fish in. ...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park located within a short drive from Denver. The visitor's center is very quaint. The little fish pond located adjacent to it is a nice touch. You can get fish food out of a disp...  more »
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  • Beautiful and well maintained trails. Tons of trail markers. Great variety of trail length and difficulty. The scenery is gorgeous, and has tons of opportunity for photos and relaxation. This review WOULD have gotten five stars, but they put the toilet paper roll on a wide, flat metal bar. Add onto that the fact the paper seemed to be half ply, resulting in a total inability to pull the paper off the roll. You have to unwrap the paper instead! However, you can stop by the park office, or bring your own tp if that will be a deal breaker. Otherwise, one of my favorite places to hike!
  • This has always been one of my favorite places near the front range. This time we came out for some family sightseeing, but in the past I've done hiking, camping, and snowshoeing and always had an enjoyable time. The staff at the visitors center are friendly and helpful too!
  • A beautiful park just an hour from Denver. Great for hiking and camping year round (make sure you have cold weather gear in winter). Many opportunities to see high altitude aspen and pine forests, alpine meadows, and mountain riparian ecosystems. Camp sites are generally available for $10/night on a first come-first served basis.
  • An absolutely beautiful state park with a decent variety of some 26+ miles of trails to explore. On my last journey there, new years day, my boyfriend and I came across to moose cows who seemed decently calm and not at all threatening. It was beautiful. Also, being a history area, there are cool, old homesteads with signs marking their historical significance.
  • Absolutely breathtaking views. Numerous trails. Awesome welcome center. Can't wait to come back and camp there
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