The City of Golden is located just 15 miles west of Denver and less than 20 miles from Boulder, and is separated from the rest of the metro area by two stunning mesas while being nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains. It is the home of the Coors Brewery, the Colorado School of Mines, and the Colorado Railroad Museum.
The city offers 9 miles of bike lanes and 29 miles of bicycle/pedestrian trails. In the summer, you can ride an inner tube down Clear Creek or take in the Farmer’s Market every Saturday from May-October. Hiking trails abound—whether on North Table Mountain or for longer bike rides you can access Clear Creek Trailhead via downtown Golden all the way to Denver.
Residents and visitors alike enjoy the outdoor activities, culture, shopping and dining that Golden has to offer. Cool off when the sun is high at Splash Aquatic Park, or learn to kayak in the Clear Creek Whitewater Park.
Feeling adventurous? Soak up the view in a tandem paraglider jump from Lookout Mountain. Or, grab a foursome and head over to Fossil Trace Golf Club for a round. Learn about the gold rush at the Golden History Museums, or the history of mountaineering at the American Mountaineering Museum. Hike any of the beautiful trails in and around the city. When you’re ready to take it down a notch, the downtown area offers shopping and dining options, with plenty of outside patios for a coffee or cold beer. In the winter, the hills in Golden supply miles of trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiers.