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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
+1 303-582-3707
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Nice park with good trails for hiking or mountain biking

I hiked the Mountain Lion trail, which is a 6 mile loop around the eastern side of the park. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Close to Denver, but feels far away

This is a beautiful park located within a short drive from Denver. The visitor's center is very... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Denver, CO
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This area is particularly good for snowshoers.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“panorama point” (30 reviews)
“visitor center” (17 reviews)
“great hikes” (8 reviews)
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3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
+1 303-582-3707
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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. None of the ponds are...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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 dispenser and feed the fish in the...More

Thank AAGeorgiapeach
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Do yourself a favor and go hiking in GGCSP - take the Raccoon trail and see the amazing views of the snow capped peaks. Start at Panorama Point at 9k feet and enjoy incredible scenery!

Thank KMGIndy
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Pros * Well maintained and clearly marked trails * Interesting visitor center with helpful staff * Fun to feed the trout in the visitor center pond. Food is provided for 25 cents. * Bathrooms are clean * Fun curvy roads to the park Cons *...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

SUCH a beautiful state park. We camped up at Aspen Meadows Campground and intended to stay two nights...but only stayed one due to a huge amount of snowfall overnight! (Such is the risk you take camping in the mountains, though.) Really a beautiful park with...More

1  Thank Katy F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Golden Gate Canyon park is one of the most relaxing quick destinations available in Colorado. Plentiful wildlife, helpful Rangers, a darling visitors center! Trails from easy to advanced, and of course the friendly Colorado residents. Who could ask for anything more? Lynne Wright HGTV...More

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I love this state park and the only reason I give it 4/5 stars is that it is EXTREMELY overused! (and the trail signs could use some work)

Thank Whitney V
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We took the 3,5 mile moderate hike through some of the most breathtaking views ever. We went on September 30th which was the perfect time to view the aspens changing colors. We took a picnic lunch and this is the best hike I have ever...More

Thank WineSnob7
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Nice place to hike. Visitor center small but well done. Good place when higher areas are in the clouds.

Thank TMWildMed
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous place, close to Golden , that makes you feel lost in nature. There is a good variety of camping areas including yurts and cabins. The mountain bike trails and hiking trails take you through all sorts of terrain. I love going...More

Thank Patricia K
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Sharon S
15 October 2017|
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Response from Owlman2 | Reviewed this property |
I would think you could, but you'll need to call the park directly to make sure. It would certainly be a gorgeous area to capture on video. Good luck!
15 September 2017|
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Response from Sondra S | Reviewed this property |
It's a winding road up from hwy 93. Maybe a 45 minute drive if you're comfortable on mountain roads. Maybe a bit less. It's high, so you could encounter weather. Wear layers. The weather could be different than in Golden... More
Karen S
22 June 2017|
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