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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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Great hiking

My husband and I went on our first hiking adventure at Golden Gate Canyon and very much enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
So close, but feels far!

What a treasure that we have here in Denver. GGC is so close, but once you are there it feels as if... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2016
Golden, Colorado
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3873 Highway 46, 92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, CO 80403
+1 303-582-3707
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went on our first hiking adventure at Golden Gate Canyon and very much enjoyed it. Being from the Midwest the altitude made it a little more difficult than expected. We took it slow, enjoyed our surroundings and were very proud when...More

1  Thank mlc4687
Reviewed 3 March 2016

What a treasure that we have here in Denver. GGC is so close, but once you are there it feels as if you have gotten away. The camping is great. We have back packed here many times. It is difficult to get camping reservations so...More

1  Thank calmama
Reviewed 12 February 2016

The roads to the cabins and to our #2 yurt door were plowed/shoveled. The yurt inside was clean. The propane and baseboard heat were great. We were nice and warm. The bathroom facility was clean and also heated which really surprised us for the beginning...More

1  Thank KJA-Philly
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We took out-of-town friends up to hike during a recent visit. Did the Horseshoe trail and it was great. We also stopped at the continental divide overlook for a quick peek (it was cloudy, so the view wasn't amazing that day).

2  Thank Martowen
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have a Colorado State Park pass so if I find myself driving on highway 119 from Boulder and Nederland heading towards Blackhawk, I often drive through the park to drive back towards Golden and highway 93 to go home. I probably go through the...More

2  Thank Steve C
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...More

2  Thank TupperTrish
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
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...More

1  Thank Carmen80214
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...More

Thank Debra V
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...More

2  Thank Two-Baby-Boomers
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Tammy P
Does anyone know what time reserve America on line reservations open up? I realize it's 6 mos ahead, but is it 12:01am, 10am, etc. on that day and what time zone?
7 January 2017|
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Response from kasaWisconsin | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other response. I would encourage you, however, to call directly to the state park. Last year our reservation went through fine, but the information on the site was inaccurate, which proved to be a bit of a... More
which trails would fall be classifies easy? We hiked Lost Lake near Nederland yesterday; looking for easier trail today.
9 August 2016|
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Response from pmlarson22 | Reviewed this property |
There's a tiny "nature trail" at GGC. Have you tried Caribou near Ned? It's great but no dogs allowed. The short Lost Lake trail was flat and easy. Trail bikes, dogs. Don't do 4th of July! It undid my October knee surgery... More
Carol C
What's the weather like in May?
28 March 2016|
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Response from TomK959 | Reviewed this property |
I know this question was a while back, but to illustrct Michelle's answer, my wife and I, in mid-May a couple years back, went on a 2 mile hike--one mile straight up, one down-to Gem Lake near Estes Park. Sunny and warm... More