Golden Gate Canyon
92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden CO., 80403 (MAP) – Front Range – fees & reservation
About Golden Gate Canyon Park
Golden Gate Canyon has 12,000 scenic acres of mountain, meadow, and forest just 30 miles west of Denver—a wonderful choice for a high-country hike or weekend getaway. The 100-mile view of the Continental Divide from Panorama Point Scenic Overlook is worth the trip! More than 35 miles of trails that range from casual to difficult.
What to do at Golden Gate Park
Mountain bikes and horses are allowed on designated multi-use trails. There’s hunting, rock climbing (no fixed hardware allowed), campfire and kids’ programs, plus six stocked fishing ponds. Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching and wildlife viewing or just being at this spectacular natural setting. The park is open in the winter too. Visitors can cross-country ski, snowshoe, sled, ice fish, and ice skate. Join in on the fun during the annual Christmas Tree Cut.
Stay at Golden Gate Park
This park has many ways to stay overnight. There are two campgrounds, in addition to backcountry campsites (no fires allowed), five cabins, and two yurts open year-round. All campsites, including backcountry, are reservation only. The 8-person Harmsen Ranch Guest House, Works Ranch Group Camping Area, and Rifleman Phillips Campground can be reserved for family reunions or other group gatherings. — Back to All State Parks.
Focus Activities at Golden Gate Canyon Park
- Camping - basic campsites, some electric, cabins, yurts, dump station, laundry, showers, winter camping
- Picnic sites
- Hiking & biking
- Bird & wildlife viewing
- Rock climbing
- Horseback trails
- Fishing - ice fishing
- Ranger & nature programs
- Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing