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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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This was an incredible Snow Adventure!

It had snowed the previous two days and there was about 7-9 inches on the ground. The roads were good and we took the long slow ride back to Denver. The scenery is beautiful and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2015
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

It had snowed the previous two days and there was about 7-9 inches on the ground. The roads were good and we took the long slow ride back to Denver. The scenery is beautiful and we were anticipating wildlife - but didn't see anything. Great for a short trip!

2 Thank TupperTrish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

This park has beautiful scenery and great trails. When I went in September 2015, the aspen trees were gorgeous. Great scenic views!

1 Thank aggiegal
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This was our 2nd camping trip to this park which we only discovered this year - close driving distance and avoiding I70 which is a nightmare anymore getting to the mountains. We have a popup trailer, the sites are easy to manuveur with natural tree shade at every location, super clean bathroom and shower facilities, access to water and recycle... More 

1 Thank Carmen80214
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We and another couple took our 36 foot fifth wheel here for a six day camping trip. Our campsite was beautiful with lots of trees. The campground itself was exceptionally clean and had campsites to accommodate all types of RVs. There are even several yurts to rent. We are already planning to come back next year for a longer trip.

Thank Debra V
Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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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.

Thank CHERYL9853
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 9 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 

Thank CherylS852
Ellsworth, Kansas
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

Thank Dave M
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8 attraction reviews
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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!

Thank Jenni R

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