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GOLDEN OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE
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Occupying two floors on the campus of Colorado School of Mines, Mines Museum of Earth Science showcases an extensive collection of minerals, mining artifacts, meteorites, fossils and gemstones with more than 2,500 items on display. Explore our indoor mine and discover minerals that glow, admire Miss Colorado’s sparkling crown, visit moon rocks (recovered during the Apollo 17 and Apollo 15 missions) and “pet” a dinosaur! Admission is free.
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M, T, Th, F, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm W: Closed Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm 2022 Members’ Show January 29 – April 24 Our annual love letter to the talented community of artists that supports us as members. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Buffalo Rose. Power of Process: A Jeffco Student Exhibition January 29 – March 29 Jeffco Schools K-12 annual exhibition showcasing stand-out works of art as selected by the teachers. The Beauty of Age April 23 – July 10 An exhibition honoring the process of growing older with beautiful portraiture from a small group of talented artists led by Renee Peterson. This exhibit is generously sponsored by AARP. Samsara: The Artwork of Brooke Shaden May 14 – August 7 A photographic celebration of the cycle of life and death examining how various culture honor their dead and process grief. Mosaics 2022: As Seen Through New Eyes July 30 – October 2 Set to push the boundaries of the medium; a national showcase of contemporary mosaic artwork organized by Colorado Mosaic Artists. 47th Holiday Art Market November 18 – December 29 A festive tradition at Foothills Art Center, featuring works from over 100 Colorado artists.
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303.279.3922 | foothillsartcenter.org | @foothillsartcenter Sunset Delicate Arch (detail), Brinda Lane-Pumphrey, oil on canvas. A piece in 2022 Members’ Show.
Seven days of arts culminating with an arts festival with artists from around the country on July 9 &10!
CONTENTS 8 WELCOME Letter from the Mayor Visitors & Information Center........................................ 8
GOLDEN VISITORS & INFORMATION CENTER 1010 Washington Ave. Golden, CO 80401 303-279-2282 gogoldenvisitor.org
10 EXPLORE Golden History Walking Tour +Map................ 10-11 The Creative Side of Golden.........................................12 Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway........ 14-15
Publisher: Kristie Melendez
Editor: Wendy Burt-Thomas
Ad Sales: Dawn Wiggett
Dining Destinations.................................................... 16-19
20 INSPIRED Golden-Made: Local Products and Companies.............................................................. 20-21 From Coors to Craft Breweries to Cocktails and More ............................................. 22-23
34 PLAY Art, History, Culture…and Dinosaurs!.......... 34-37 Coors Brewery Tour..............................................................36
Visit Clear Creek Safely...................................................25
Seasonal Events Guide........................................... 38-39
40 STAY & VISIT
Downtown Golden Attractions +Map........... 26-27
Parks and Trails Information +Map................. 42-43
The Shopper’s Dream................................................ 28-33
#GetOutdoors in Golden......................................... 44-45 FAQs – Know Before You Go..........................................46
Ad Coordinator: Nia Hill Graphic Designer: Meadow Trail Administrative Assistant: Kailee Melendez Photography: F4D Studio and Rich Grant
Tail-Wagging, Dog-Loving Golden.............................24
Utilize one of the two parking garages on Jackson Street between 11th and 13th streets. There are usually plenty of open spaces and you are steps away from downtown shops and restaurants.
Art Director: Diane Hokans
Parking Information +Maps..........................................47 Golden Loves “Meeting People”....................... 48-49 Top Instagrammable Spots...........................................50
Cover illustration by writer, photographer and artist Andrew Terrill of Golden, Colo. AndrewTerrill.com
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THE GOLDEN VISITORS & INFORMATION CENTER When you arrive in town, stop by the Golden Visitors & Information Center to pick up information about area dining, shopping, attractions and lodging. Our volunteers pride themselves on their knowledge of Golden and are available to answer any questions you may have. The Visitors & Information Center is located at 1010 Washington Avenue in the heart of Golden. For more information, call (303) 279‑2282 or go to VisitGolden.com.
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N BEHALF OF our great Find all types of goods and gear city, I would like to in Golden at our many shops. welcome you to Golden We’ve got great places to find and thank you for visiting. your favorite outdoor gear brands, Golden is an historic, mountain chic and stylish boutiques, art town with spectacular views galleries, western wear outposts located only 12 miles from and unique, local finds. Come downtown Denver. There’s so discover it for yourself. Jon Rose much to do here, and we’re happy With so many fun and exciting Laura Weinberg, Mayor to share all our must‑visit spots ways to spend time in Golden, of Golden, Colorado with you in this year’s Golden there’s too much to do all in one Official Visitors Guide. day. Book a stay at one of our fine Our dining scene continues to grow lodging establishments and experience with new restaurants opening and Golden without having to rush. Whether long‑established favorites finding new ways you want a bed and breakfast, hotel, to delight customers. Our beautiful weather campground or short‑stay rental, you can means outdoor dining choices are abundant stay your way in Golden. if you want to sit and relax, or you can select Between our dining, shopping, activities, one of the many takeout options to bring and lodging, it’s no surprise that Golden with you on your adventures. rules. I’m proud to be the mayor of a small Activities abound in Golden. There town with big personality and heart, and I are art, history and science museums, an welcome you into our community and hope interactive history park, historic tours, you have a fun, safe, enjoyable visit. performing arts venues and seasonal events. We’re surrounded by open space with miles Sincerely, of hiking and biking trails, rock climbing and kayaking. Plan your visit and book ahead to fit it all in. Mayor Laura Weinberg
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Constructed in 1866 by German immigrant miner Thomas Burgess, the Burgess House is Golden’s oldest remaining hotel and rooming house. Originally built to include a first-floor public room and a basement saloon, Burgess House became a hotel in 1872 with the arrival of the railroad.
Goosetown is Golden’s historic German district, having come into its own during the 1870s as immigrant railroad workers settled around the main works of the Colorado Central Railroad on its north side. The origin of the name “Goosetown” is thought to have been inspired either by the nearby large flock of geese Adolph Coors kept, or the cackling laughter of the local inhabitants.
Lured not by the riches to be made from mining the hills, but from “mining the miners,” the Boston Company set up the first mercantile in Golden in 1859.
In 1859, a young tavern owner named Edgar Vanover began making personal threats to a number of townspeople. An inebriated Vanover began shooting wildly, pointing his weapon at people. A mob of angered citizens chased after Vanover, who fled to a nearby cabin. Without so much as an indictment or trial, the mob condemned the man to death. Vanover was brought to a beef gallows that stood at the southeast corner of Ford Street and Clear Creek and was summarily hanged.
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DISCOVER GOLDEN’S HISTORY on the Golden History Walking Tour. Put together by the Golden History Museum & Park, the free, self-guided tour directs you to sixteen historic spots in Golden as it winds one-anda-half miles past beautiful homes, stone buildings, gardens, a re-created historic farm and schoolyard and, most popular with kids, an historic chicken coop filled with heritage chickens you can feed for a quarter. Use this map or visit goldenhistory.org/walkingtour to navigate using your smartphone and the customized Google map. The self-guided Golden Historic Walking Tour is a project of the Golden History Museum & Park. For more information, visit goldenhistory.org.
In 1873, two German immigrants—Jacob Schueler and Adolph Coors—opened a small brewery at the base of South Table Mountain in Golden. They began producing beer following a Czech Pilsner recipe Coors had obtained through his experiences as a brewer. Their enterprise, which began in an abandoned tannery, has grown to become the largest single-site brewery on the planet.
Coors Brewery, Welcome Arch, The Armory Building: Golden History Museum & Park, City of Golden Collection. Foss Drug Store: Golden History Museum & Park, Deason Family Collection
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Horace Greeley, the famed author and publisher of the New York Tribune who famously popularized the saying “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country” himself visited Colorado in 1859. Greeley came to Golden to see the supply town that sprang up along Clear Creek. A toll bridge crossing the stream was still under construction, so Greeley decided to ford the creek, swollen with spring runoff.
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Golden businessman Lu Holland, who owned and operated his eponymous Holland House (today’s Table Mountain Inn) felt Golden needed an iconic sign to promote the city and attract business. In 1948, Paul Reeves designed a modern, steel-framework structure that arced 58 feet over Washington Avenue, lit with neon and emblazoned with the words “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden.” During renovations in 1979, the last word in
the tagline “Where the West Remains” was changed to “Lives,” as the former sounded unpleasantly similar to mortal remains. Now a local landmark, the Welcome Arch is one of the most photographed spots in Colorado.
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Opened in 1913 by Henry and Dorothy Foss, the Foss Drug Store was a Golden institution for nearly a century. What began as a simple drug and sundry store expanded over the decades and overtook the buildings on both sides. Foss had the state’s first liquor license, which it obtained before prohibition, and could issue prescribed alcohol. In the 1970s, Foss introduced its own house bourbon label called Ski Country. Foss Drug closed its doors in 2007.
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Built in 1913, The Armory Building is one of the most identifiable buildings in Golden. Constructed entirely from river rock drawn from Clear Creek, the Armory is believed to be the largest cobblestone building west of the Mississippi. During the 1917/1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, the Armory was temporarily converted into an emergency hospital for the Red Cross.
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During the gold and silver rush years, boarding houses like Astor House provided a temporary home for thousands of treasure seekers who flooded Colorado seeking their fortunes. Astor House was built in 1867 from locally quarried sandstone. Having fallen into a state of serious disrepair, it was slated to be demolished in 1970. A group of concerned citizens rallied to preserve the building, and in 1972 it was purchased and saved by a public vote.
Dorothy and Bill Harmsen opened their first ice cream store at 1113 Washington Avenue in June 1949. Called “Jolly Rancher,” the name was intended to evoke a fun, Western hospitality. Jolly Rancher ice cream and confections were a terrific hit, but sales slumped during the cold winter months. So, the Harmsens turned their attention to making hard candies in fruit flavors. Jolly Ranchers remain one of America’s most iconic candies.
Constructed in 1859, Loveland’s cottage that stands at 717 12th Street is Golden’s oldest building. William Loveland was one of the most important settlers of Golden. Loveland arrived in Golden in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. When the Colorado Territory was established in 1861, Loveland was one of the biggest promoters of making Golden its capital, which happened the following year.
As part of William Loveland’s plan to lure the territorial capital to Golden, he offered the Legislature free use of his property. In 1864, the Legislature met in Loveland’s original wooden mercantile on the east side of Washington Avenue. On December 9, 1867, the legislature met in Loveland’s building and heatedly debated where to place the capital. A vote was taken and the decision was to relocate the capital to Denver.
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In contrast to the rowdier immigrant neighborhoods like Goosetown on the north side of Clear Creek, 12th
Street on the south side of the creek was Golden’s genteel neighborhood. Featuring some of the best examples of Victorian and Italianate architecture in the city, 12th Street was home to some of the city’s prominent businessmen, civic leaders and educators. The home at 1018 12th Street was built by George West, one of Golden’s earliest founders. The brick Italianate house at 920 12th Street was the home of Dr. James Kelly, a physician and territorial legislator. Today, the home is best known as the Golden City Brewery—one of state’s first microbreweries founded by Charlie and Janine Sturdavant in 1993.
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The History Park is home to many of the original buildings from the historic Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon (about fifteen miles away as the crow flies). The Pearce and Reynolds families were Cornish immigrants who settled in the hills west of Golden in the 1870s to mine, ranch and farm. Today, Golden History Park is one of the most popular and scenic gathering spots in Golden.
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Established as the Jefferson County Historical Museum in 1938, the Golden History Museum & Park is the oldest cultural institution in Golden. The History Museum is home to more than 15,000 artifacts that tell the story of Golden’s history from founding to the present including rare Coors pottery items, Jolly Rancher and Coors Company materials, and an extensive archive of maps, directories and digitized newspapers. •
THE CREATIVE SIDE OF GOLDEN
OLDEN IS HOME to spectacular natural beauty surrounded by rocky buttes and evergreen-covered mountains with gorgeous Clear Creek at its center. But there’s more than natural beauty to admire in this historic town. Golden proudly showcases more than 40 public art works, including beautiful statues and colorful murals. Creativity abounds in Golden—the city also boasts the Foothills Art Center, Miners Alley Playhouse and the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.
Here are a few creative highlights to check out during your Golden visit: ► Take a photo with “The Monarch,” a life-size statue of a buffalo located, appropriately, in front of the Buffalo Rose Bar & Restaurant. Across the street is “The Cowboy,” depicting a bronco buster with his saddle, while down the block along the creek bank is “Winter Wind on the Mesa,” a colorful, lifelike statue of a young Native American woman. The “Howdy Folks” statue at 10th and Washington depicts Buffalo Bill Cody with a young child on his shoulders. The famous frontier scout and showman Buffalo Bill is buried on top of nearby Lookout Mountain, overlooking Golden. ► Beer & Mining: It was mining that created Golden, and “The Golden Touch” on Washington Avenue depicts a lucky miner with his burro, the “old‑timer” clenching a huge hunk of gold in the air. Golden is also known as the birthplace of the Coors Brewing Company, founded here in 1871 and this fact is celebrated with a statue of brewery founder Adolph Coors. ► A River Runs Through It: Golden is, above all else, a river town with Clear Creek flowing right through the center. Along the Clear Creek Trail— a paved pathway that follows the creek in both directions for several miles —statues of kayakers, fishermen, butterflies and giant cutthroat trout depict the creek’s impact on Golden. ► Murals & Miners Alley: Golden is filled with many colorful murals, some of them nearly a block long. Check out a quirky mural of a UFO abducting a cow at Bob’s Atomic Burgers. Admire Picasso, the West’s most famous wild horse. Golden features several murals by local artist Jesse Crock, known for his bold work celebrating Golden’s natural beauty. Outside of Miners Alley, you’ll find a long mural depicting historic Golden as a thriving Old West town. Inside, you can catch award-winning theater, improv and more from Miners Alley Playhouse. Keep your eyes open—you’re sure to spot public art all throughout Golden. Better yet, stop into the Golden Visitors & Information Center to pick up a free Public Art Walking Tour brochure to guide you to special pieces as you explore the city. • Top left: Foothills Art Center. Lower left: “The Monarch,” Washington Ave.; “Picasso: Spirit of the West” mural, downtown Golden. Above, top row: “Run & Fly,” SH 93; “Golden Touch,” Washington Ave. Bottom row: “Rocky Mountain Hummer,” South Golden Rd.; “Winter Wind on the Mesa,” Washington Ave.; “Return of the Cutthroat,” Clear Creek.
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Get in the Loop! EXPLORE THE LARIAT LOOP SCENIC & HISTORIC BYWAY
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As you drive, watch for herds of deer and/or elk.
Did you know … the trail (now known as Lookout Mountain
Road) was built in 1913 by a man the locals called “Cement Bill”? It has quite an entertaining and interesting history, not the least of which is that when the City of Denver owed Bill money for his work on the road, he put up a blockade at the Golden entrance. He let in all travelers except those with Denver license plates—until the City finally paid him!
LEARN ABOUT THE LOOP
Illustration by Gary Hovland. Photos (left to right): Buffalo Bill Museum; Lookout Mountain Road (photo by Jerry Maguire); Colorado Railroad Museum; Bison Herd Overlook.
THE LARIAT LOOP® SCENIC & HISTORIC BYWAY provides a multigenerational excursion that retraces the motoring adventures of the 1910s on a 40-mile winding stretch through the foothills between Golden, Morrison and Evergreen, complete with historic sites, scenic stops and fun attractions. Best of all, whether you’re squeezing in a few stops in an hour or making a full day of it, exploring the Lariat Loop Byway is free! Before you head out, grab a to-go coffee, breakfast or lunch in downtown Golden, which offers a wide variety of cafés, coffee shops, food halls and restaurants.
THE HISTORY OF THE LOOP FROM 1915 to the 1920s, Denver developed and promoted the Lariat Trail Scenic Mountain Drive ascending Lookout Mountain and the Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive as part of several “scenic circles” designed to help Coloradans experience the mountains in proximity to the Denver Metropolitan area. Originally, the Lariat Loop Byway (today billed as “40 Miles of Western Adventure”), provided early automobile access to the Denver Mountain Parks system, and later, to Jefferson County Open Space parks. In 1976, the roadways of the Byway were designated to the National Register of Historic Places.
Boettcher Mansion Jeffco.us/Boettcher-Mansion
Tour this 100+-year-old gem where historic authenticity meets modern amenities inside the Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve. Built in 1917, the former Lorraine Lodge was donated to Jefferson County in the 1970s and in 1984, the Arts and Crafts estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Browse collections of antique firearms, Native American artifacts, items used by Buffalo Bill Cody and his grave atop Lookout Mountain. See Sitting Bull’s bow and arrows, Buffalo Bill’s show outfits and Frederick Remington’s “Portrait of a Ranch Hand.”
Did you know … the Lariat Loop Byway is named after the Lariat Trail, five miles of zig-zagging road climbing the front of Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s Museum and Grave?
Colorado Railroad Museum ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org
Experience history with this collection of over 100 narrow- and standard-gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Also, see the exhibit galleries, renowned library, Roundhouse restoration facility and working turntable, plus the Depot General Store.
4 Golden Historic Downtown VisitGolden.com
Historic Downtown Golden dates back to the early 1850s when the first settlers came looking for gold. Visit the museums, take the selfguided walking tours, shop, dine and stay without ever leaving downtown.
Did you know … the “Welcome to Golden” Arch is one of the top photographed items in Colorado?
Lookout Mountain Preserve 5 and Nature Center Jeffco.us/1281/Lookout-MountainPreserve-and-Nature-Cen
Commune with nature at this 100‑acre park’s interactive exhibits, hands-on discovery room and observation room, programs and trails. Jeffco Open Space Educators offer programs throughout the year covering the county’s wildlife, plants, history and more.
Did you know … The Miners Alley Playhouse’s list of prestigious awards includes several Henry Awards and Marlowe Awards?
Mother Cabrini Shrine MotherCabriniShrine.org
Walk the gardens, marvel at the art and architecture, explore the museum and browse the gift shop at this sacred site. The Shrine offers retreat facilities and daily mass and is open every day for visitors and pilgrims to come and pray, explore and visit.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Explore the scope of quilting, from bedcoverings of the 1800s to contemporary art pieces. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, tailored tours and programs for adults and youth. The Sandra Dallas Library contains over 6,500 volumes featuring out-of-print literature, technique resources, historic patterns and research documents.
Directions from Downtown Golden via Washington Ave. • Head southeast on Washington Ave. toward 13th St. • Turn right (west) onto 19th St. • At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on 19th St. • Turn right to stay on 19th St. • Enter a residential neighborhood. Stay on the main road, driving between two stone pillars, and up Mt. Zion (with the “M”)★. • Continue onto Lookout Mountain Road. How long does it take? Allow about 2-3 hours to enjoy the Lariat Loop byway, depending on how many stops you make. Ensure you have plenty of gas, as stops along the loop are limited. How high is Lookout Mountain? The highest point on Lookout Mountain is 7,500 feet. Learn more: Pick up a Lariat Loop brochure at the Golden Visitors & Information Center or visit LariatLoop.org.
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Enjoy an award-winning production —musicals, comedy, improv, concerts and theater—at this professional theatre in downtown Golden. The performances have been acknowledged by Denver Westword and True West for excellence in community theater.
Don’t miss the Bison Overlook at exit 254. There is a parking lot to pull into to take pictures of the high mountain peaks to the west. There may be a bison herd near the parking lot. If so, you can’t miss them!
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to drive from Downtown Golden to the first attraction, which is Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum.
OLDEN’S DINING SCENE has been called one of the “most exciting” on the front range. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting with fine dining or a family-friendly eatery for a quick breakfast before you head out to explore, Golden’s culinary scene has you covered. Cafés and delis serve up fast and delicious options to get you to your next adventure. Grills, restaurants and high-end dining provide a longer sit-down experience for those looking to savor their meal and connect with family and friends. Catch a live performer while you enjoy appetizers at one of the many taverns or revel in the many vegetarian options on the unique menus curated by some of the region’s top chefs. From Japanese, Mexican and Italian to Thai, Hawaiian and “mountain cuisine”—Golden’s global cuisines will ensure your visit is satisfying and delicious! •
For a complete list of Golden restaurants, go to VISITGOLDEN.COM/restaurants
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Serving authentic pizza for more than 16 years, the dough is made from scratch every day with only six ingredients. Each pizza is baked in piping-hot stone deck ovens. 600 12th St., Golden (303) 278‑9999 • Pg. 18 AnthonysPizzaAndPasta.com AnthonysPizzaandPasta
This dining establishment specializes in scratch-made soup, premium sandwiches, subs, wraps, paninis and salads. Seven soups offered daily. Gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and low-fat options are available. 16950 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (303) 216‑2566 • Pg. 17 CrocSoupCompany.com CrocSoup
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
The menu features fresh interpretations of Southern Italian dishes, including seafood, homemade pastas, Colorado lamb, steaks and more. Interact with chefs as they practice their craft and prepare specialties. 812 12th St., Golden (720) 289‑4859 • Pg. 19 BellaColibri.com BellaColibriGolden
This family-owned and operated restaurant has been serving authentic Mexican food in the Golden community for over 12 years. Enjoy mountain views from the patio. Winner of “Best of the Best” in Golden eight years straight. 720 Arapahoe St., Golden (303) 278‑4644 • Pg. 17 GoldenMexicanFood.com ElDoradoMexicanRestaurant
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Dine in a festive and relaxed atmosphere where dishes are created from the freshest ingredients and traditional Mexican food recipes. This award-winning restaurant offers a large selection of tequilas and delicious margaritas. 15900 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (303) 384‑3578 • Pg. 13 TequilasMexRest.com
The Executive Chef focuses on Colorado Proud ingredients to ensure your cuisine is delicious—from gourmet salads and craft burgers to house-made hummus and awardwinning pork green chili. 800 11th St., Golden (303) 279‑2010 • Back Cover BridgewaterGrill.com TheGoldenHotel
For over 25 years, Bono’s has served scratch-made Italian cuisine including pizza, pasta, seafood, subs, calzones, salads and other selections. Beer, wine and cocktails are also available. 14799 W. 6th Ave. FR., Golden (303) 278‑1068 • Pg. 18 BonosItalianRestaurant.com BonosItalian
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A community gathering place since 1864, the reimagined space offers five local food concepts, a self-pour tap wall with over 50 local Colorado craft beers, wines, cocktails, live music, events and pop-up markets. 1012 Ford St., Golden (720) 405‑6455 • Pg. 51 TheGoldenMill.com TheGoldenMillColorado MAP LOCATOR #14
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This family-owned and operated business is located in the heart of historic downtown Golden. The store offers gourmet self-serve yogurt and its own custom blend of premium brewed Turkish coffee. 1200 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 279‑2000 • Pg. 33 Goozell.com Goozell
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Proud to serve Golden and beyond since 1991! Pizza • Pasta • The Steak Bomb Desserts • Beer & Wine Order Online at:
www.BonosItalianRestaurant.com Delivery through DoorDash and GrubHub
TAKE-OUT • DINE-IN • CATERING
14799 West 6th Avenue Frontage Rd, Golden
New York Style Pizza Made From Scratch Fresh Green Salads Classic Italian Pastas Sandwiches & Subs Traditional Italian Desserts 600 12th St., Suite 120 Golden, CO 80401 303-278-9999 Order online:www.iloveanthonys.com HOURS: Sunday-Saturday 11A-9P
Miners Saloon AMERICAN
This modern-day saloon reminiscent of Golden’s mining days in the late 1880s offers 24 taps, wine, craft cocktails, great food, patio dining and fireplaces. 1109 Miners Alley, Golden (303) 993‑3850 • Pg. 19 Miners-Saloon.com MinersSaloonGolden
Woody’s has been a staple in Golden for over 27 years! Thai Gold Restaurant THAI
MAP LOCATOR #10
This locally owned establishment offers a full menu of smoked meats, American fare and an array of craft cocktails, wine and beer. Located in one of Colorado’s most historic buildings built in 1863. 1122 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 279‑6390 • Pg. 19 OldCapitolGrill-Smokehouse.com OldCapitolGrill MAP LOCATOR #11
Located in a 1907 Victorian home just east of Washington Ave. on 14th St., this establishment offers authentic Thai food for dine in or take out. Swing by for great food and terrific service in a friendly atmosphere that includes a large back patio, dog-friendly front patio and full bar menu. 714 14th St., Golden (303) 593‑1715 ThaiGoldRestaurant.com ThaiGoldRestaurant
Table Mountain Grill & Cantina
Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse AMERICAN
Located in historic Golden, the restaurant features vibrant Santa Fe décor and fresh Southwestern cuisine. Menu items range from TMI burgers and Rocky Mountain trout to fire-roasted chile rellenos and Mesa Bloody Marys. 1310 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 216‑8040 • Pg. 41 TMIGrillandCantina.com TableMtnGrillCantina
An all-you-can-eat pizza, soup and salad buffet featuring 15 HDTVs, weekday Happy Hour and 14 local beers on tap. Burgers, wings and sandwiches are also available. 1305 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 277‑0443 • Pg. 18 WoodysGolden.com WoodysGolden
MAP LOCATOR #15
We’ve been voted best pizza, wings and bar in the city! Guests enjoy friendly service, 15 local draught beers and legendary wood-fired pizza. We have also built a safe and convenient take out and delivery kitchen. We can now accommodate catering-sized orders for your group enjoying the great Colorado outdoors or for special occasions. Just call or go online to place your order!
www.WoodysGolden.com | 303-277-0443 1305 Washington Ave., Golden Open 11 a.m. - midnight daily
For a complete list of Golden restaurants, go to VISITGOLDEN.COM/restaurants
1122 Washington Ave Downtown Golden, CO 303.279.6390 OldCapitolGrill-Smokehouse.com
ALL-AMERICAN FARE, BISON BURGERS, SMOKED MEATS, SALADS The Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse offers up a full menu of smoked meats and classic American fare with some unique twists, in an historic setting. Built in 1863, with additions in the mid-1860s, Colorado’s territorial legislature met in this building and helped shape the territory into what would become the country’s 38th state in 1876.
RUSTIC & COZY BAR, 24 TAPS, CRAFT COCKTAILS, AND PANINIS, SAUSAGES, SPICED BACON, & MORE …a gathering place for old friends and new
Miners Saloon is a modern day saloon reminiscent of Golden’s mining days in the late 1800s. With a rustic, cozy interior and a perfect balance of period details and modern comforts, Miners provides an old West saloon feel with a contemporary edge.
1109 Miners Alley Downtown Golden, CO 303.993.3850 www.Miners-Saloon.com
ITALIAN FINE DINING Bella Colibri brings rustic elegance and five-star, creative Italian cuisine to downtown Golden and offers an intimate, white tablecloth dining experience. Enjoy fine Italian wines and flavorful dishes from throughout Italy.
812 12th Street Downtown Golden, CO 720.289.4859 www.BellaColibri.com
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
RIGINALLY A SUPPLY town for mining camps, Golden was built on industry and innovation. It’s a tradition that continues today, fueled by the Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Lab. The city is home to a number of fascinating companies and industries, including:
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
COOL COMPANIES… Many highly regarded companies call Golden home including: Boppy, “must have” nursing pillows and baby products; Spyderco, internationally acclaimed line of knives and cutlery; Spinster Sisters, sweet‑smelling and eco‑conscious skincare products; and CoorsTek, a 110-year-old materials science company that develops proprietary technical ceramic material formulations.
GOLDEN MOON DISTILLERY
BEER + SPIRITS… Coors Brewing Company made
Golden world famous, and the city boasts a thriving craft beer and spirits scene with State 38 Distillery, Golden Moon Distillery, atōst and more.
Golden is home to KONG Company, which makes the beloved rubber dog toys, as well as Atlas Pet Company, making a name for itself with its line of lifetime collars and leashes.
Given Golden’s gorgeous surroundings, it’s no surprise several top recreation equipment companies are based here, including Icelantic Skis, Powder 7, Mountainsmith and Yeti Cycles.
FROM COORS TO CRAFT BREWERIES TO COCKTAILS AND MORE
OLDEN IS THE world’s biggest little beer town, brewing more beer than any other city on the planet. True to its Wild West roots, Golden is home to saloons, taverns, breweries, distilleries and wine bars and visiting the establishments is as much about the experience as the imbibements. Take a historical tour of the iconic Coors Brewery or learn about the production process behind a wide range of spirits—from fermentation to bottling. Golden is full of hidden gems, offering unique atmospheres, specialty drinks, and specials for thirsty visitors. If you’re looking for something a little stronger or maybe a little unique, make sure to take a trip over to a distillery or speakeasy for a hand-crafted cocktail that is sure to delight! With ten craft breweries, no trip to Golden would be complete without a glimpse into the craft beer-making process. After all, the town’s microbreweries have made a name for themselves as pioneers in brewing with local ingredients, experimental techniques and unique flavors!
Did you know … Coors Brewery is the
world’s largest single-site brewery, producing up to 20 million barrels of beer a year?
Golden City Brewery
Golden Moon Distillery
Golden Moon Speakeasy
COCKTAIL LOUNGE/TASTING ROOM
Golden City Brewery was founded in 1993 by two geologists, Charlie and Janine Sturdavant. They’ve been brewing and selling awardwinning craft beers ever since. 920 12th St., Golden (303) 279-8092 GCBrewery.com GoldenCityBrewery Map Locator #6
This small artisan distillery makes high-end distilled liquors and liqueurs using traditional artisanal methods of production. They work with Colorado vineyards, wineries, orchards and cideries to develop seasonal products. 412 Violet St., Golden (303) 993-7174 • Pg. 23 GoldenMoonDistillery.com GoldenMoonDistillery Map Locator #7
Located in the heart of downtown Golden, this tasting room and cocktail lounge offers an extensive list of classic and modern cocktails made with the spirits produced by Golden Moon Distillery. 1111 Miners Alley, Golden (720) 638-1155 • Pg. 23 GoldenMoonSpeak.com GoldenMoonSpeak Map Locator #8
Golden Tap Trail Prize Growler
For a complete list of Golden breweries and distilleries, go to VISITGOLDEN.COM/restaurants/breweries
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Named after Colorado, the 38th state, our distillery in beautiful Golden is open for visitors.
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The Eddy Taproom
Located in a renovated 1867 tavern, this tavern has indoor and outdoor bars with seating, firepits and live music. The menu includes curated cocktails and a variety of beers from local breweries and select wineries. 514 9th St., Golden (303) 278-2729 • Pg. 21 GoosetownStation.com GoosetownGolden
This award-winning boutique distillery makes agave spirits, vodka, bourbon, gin and absinthe and distills its whiskeys on the grain for more flavor. The establishment takes pride in giving one of the industry’s longest and most detailed tours. 400 Corporate Cir., Golden (720) 242-7210 • Pg. 23 State-38.com State38Distilling
The taproom offers classic “mountain cuisine” boasting a hearty menu focused on seasonality and the use of Rocky Mountain ingredients. The comforting menu is paired with local craft brews on tap and innovative cocktails. 1640 8th St., Golden (720) 442-8150 • Pg. 3 TheEddyGolden.com TheEddyGolden Map Locator #12
VICE Kitchen Wine Whiskey MOUNTAIN CUISINE
Experience Rocky Mountain Region cuisine, wine, cocktails and local beer. From salmon ceviche and Rocky Mountain elk medallions to charcuterie boards and homemade pizza, the menu is exquisite. 18445 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (303) 216-2568 • Pg. 23 ViceKitchenWineWhiskey.com
Your Best Friend’s PERFECT VISIT to
Tail‑Wagging, Dog‑Loving Golden, Colorado
I’ll never forget walking in the lobby of The Golden Hotel and seeing a signboard saying, ‘Welcome Max!’ while they had a special treat and bowl of water waiting for Max.” — Bill McElrath, Facebook
Hang Out in a Beer Garden
HOW CAN ANY dog lover not fall in love with a town that shares its name with the third most popular breed in America? Yes, Golden, Colorado loves golden retrievers. But this little historic town at the edge of the Rocky Mountains loves all dogs. The dogs love Golden back. There are eight dog-friendly outdoor beer gardens and miles of dog-welcoming trails that follow rivers, punch up mountains or circle around rocky buttes. Golden’s main street is lined with dog-friendly cafés, restaurants and hotels. And Golden holds a special place in the heart of all golden retriever owners because in 2022, Golden, Colorado set the unofficial world record and made national news for the most golden retrievers ever together in one spot. More than 2,000 lustrous blonde-haired and sweet, smiling pups gathered and posed for a photo under the “Welcome to Golden” Arch. The popular celebration is scheduled again for February 4, 2023. So, what’s a dog to do in Golden?
Here are some ideas …
Golden brews more beer than any other town in the world thanks to Coors Brewery, but there are also ten craft breweries in town, each with a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. Many breweries offer live music, food trucks and firepits, making them the perfect place to relax with your pup. A few breweries are connected to nearby hiking trails, a perfect place for your four-legged friend to stretch his legs while you soak in a view of snowcapped peaks.
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Take a Hike Golden is surrounded by mountains and rocky buttes, and all of them can be climbed on dog-friendly trails. Take a stroll down the paved Clear Creek Trail, which switchbacks across the scenic river on a series of bridges, climbing high up into the canyon. There are numerous coves where, keeping your pal on a leash, they can also take a little dip in the cool, clear stream. Trails wind up Lookout Mountain, Mount Galbraith and North and South Table Mountains, and if your pal wants to play with other dogs, there are a number of off-leash dog parks in Golden, including the pretty Tony Grampsas Park, where, if you listen carefully, you might hear a locomotive steam whistle from the adjacent Colorado Railroad Museum.
Golden residents love to be outdoors, and with mountain views in every direction, why dine inside? Your furry friends can join you at Golden’s many dog-friendly outdoor cafés, food halls and restaurant patios. Or grab a sandwich to go from one of our famous sandwich shops and eat at a free picnic table along nearby scenic Clear Creek.
Spend the Night Of course, all of Golden’s downtown hotels are pet-friendly, including The Eddy Taproom & Hotel and The Golden Hotel, both located along Clear Creek, as well as the Southwestern style Table Mountain Inn and the Origin Hotel, the “official hotel” of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre. And speaking of Red Rocks, it’s yet another place near Golden to take your four-legged friend on a hike, walking through a surreal atmosphere, surrounded by towering red sandstone cliffs. •
Visit Clear Creek SAFELY
CLEAR CREEK RUNS through the heart of Golden, offering scenic beauty, recreation, and a valuable natural resource. Golden strives to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for all. Please help us to protect this amazing resource and ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.
CREEK SAFETY STATUS Look for colored flags along Clear Creek that correspond to the safety levels on the Creek Warning Flags sign.
PLAY ETIQUETTE Share the path. Be cognizant of others around you. If you’re walking with a large group carrying tubes, walk single file so others may enjoy the trail, too.
GREEN FLAG: Moderate Flows Open to all uses. Please use regular caution in the creek.
Leave the alcohol and glass containers at home! Open containers of alcohol are strictly prohibited in our parks, and all along the Clear Creek trail and in the creek. Leave your alcohol at home, and be sure to visit one of our great dining and drinking establishments when you’re done recreating.
YELLOW FLAG: Moderate to High Flow Considered unsafe for children under 18. Clear Creek is open to all uses. Please exercise heightened caution while in the creek. RED FLAG: High Flow Closed for swimming and tubing. Only experienced kayakers and other vessels should be on the creek. Users should wear protective gear and be able to rescue themselves in the water. High caution should be used in the water. DOUBLE-RED FLAG: Closure Closed to all uses. This is a combination of high flows and other unsafe conditions, such as low temperature or debris in the water, that makes Clear Creek unsafe for all uses. Extreme caution should be used when recreating in or near the creek. All users are encouraged to observe caution due to safety concerns surrounding swift-moving water.
RULES & REGULATIONS IT’S SIMPLE — Be good to the creek and it will be good to you. • NO dogs off leash • NO smoking • NO glass OR alcohol • Pick up your trash and recycle • Clean up pet poop
Dogs must be leashed at all times. Golden has a zero‑tolerance policy for dogs off leash. Please remember to keep dogs leashed and scoop the poop.
PARKING Please be considerate of the residents who live in the neighborhood around the creek. The neighborhood is resident permit parking only on the weekends from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Read signs carefully to know if you are parking in a restricted area.
• Stay out of fenced-off areas
Plenty of free parking is available in the parking lot at 311 10th Street, the site of the former Coors office building. This parking is perfect for visitors and users of the Clear Creek corridor.
• Keep food, drink and structures out of the creek
More parking is available in the parking garages located on Jackson Street between 11th and 13th Streets.
• Respect the planet, people and property
There are 177 parking spaces in the parking area on Highway 6 at the Gateway Segment of Clear Creek Canyon which provide easy access to Clear Creek. •
• Respect nature and sensitive areas
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MAP KEY Historic District /Building
Golden Attraction Gas Station Public Restroom
Adventure West River Tube & E-Bike Rentals
Golden Moon Speakeasy
423 10th St.
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse
The Eddy Taproom and Hotel
The Golden Hotel and Bridgewater Grill
Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum 710 10th St.
Visitors Center RV Park Bus Stop Post Office Public Parking Public Trail Highway Bus Route Paved Trail
Earth Sweet Botanicals
Foothills Art Center
812 12th St. 1224 Arapahoe St. 809 15th St.
Golden City Brewery
Golden Moon Distillery
920 12th St., Golden 412 Violet St.
1111 Miners Alley
1200 Washington Ave. 1109 Miners Alley 1122 Washington Ave. 1640 8th St.
800 11th St.
The Golden Mill
Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza
1012 Ford St.
1305 Washington Ave.
Photo: Andrew Maguire
Blue Moose Trading Co.
Earth Sweet Botanicals
OWNTOWN GOLDEN IS bursting with locally owned boutiques and stores, with enough variety for every shopper. It’s easy to get lost in the inviting art galleries featuring Western art and oneof-a-kind boutiques offering handcrafted, unique gifts and apparel. Even the souvenir collector will discover unique items to bring a little piece of Golden home. And, of course, there are plenty of options for outdoor gear, from casual hiking wear to the latest in downhill ski gear. You could spend days discovering Golden’s outfitters, whether you’re preparing for your next
A DAY OF SHOPPING IN GOLDEN IS A DAY WELL SPENT.
family camping adventure or you need to re-stock your rock climbing supplies. You can find just what you need here in Golden, and if you need help, our friendly shopkeepers await with open arms. For anyone looking for that perfect hidden gem, a piece of handcrafted art, or even the smell of fresh botanicals, Golden’s adorable boutiques come with local flair and friendly faces that will brighten up any day. Among all the things to do in Golden, Colorado, shopping is one of our favorite pastimes. • Downtown Golden photo: Justin M. Balog
Blue Moose Trading Company
Golden Rock Shop
WINE/SPIRIT/BEER LIQUOR STORE
Offering a rustic-industrial aesthetic and eclectic vibe, this locally owned boutique sells home goods, games, puzzles, hats, books, leather goods, candles, garden gifts and more. 1299 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 271-1191 • Pg. 13 BlueMooseTradingCompany.com BlueMooseTrading
Foss Company is a locally owned wine, spirit and beer boutique in Historic Downtown Golden. Foss Drug Company was founded in 1913 when the Foss Family opened the original pharmacy in the location where it is at today. They offer small- batch spirits, independently produced wines, craft beers, cigars and tobacco products as well as other great items to create a memorable experience 1224 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 963-5693 • Pg. 41 FossCompanyWines.com
The shop sells rocks, crystals, minerals, gemstones, jewelry, incense, sage and home décor. It also offers classes on mindful meditation, sacred sound healing, shadow work and “letting go.” 700 12th St., Golden 720 30-8469 • Pg. 33 GoldenRockShop.com GoldenRockShop
Christian Action Guild Thrift THRIFT STORE
The store stocks gently-used clothing, books, toys and household items. All revenue is used to support facility operations, including the purchase of pantry food and supplies. 1401 Ford St., Golden (303) 279-5674 • Pg. 32 CAGGolden GoldenCAG.org
Earth Sweet Botanicals GIFT BOUTIQUE
This beautiful French Provencal-style shop sells all things botanical and aromatic, including essential oils, bulk herbs, tinctures, teas, jewelry, butters, beeswax and skincare. 1224 Arapahoe St., Golden (303) 278-1260 • Pg. 7 EarthSweetBotanicals.com EarthSweetBotanicals Map Locator #4
Gallerie Quilt HOME DÉCOR
This downtown Golden shop sells the very best in handmade, handquilted, heirloom-quality quilts, locally crafted lodge furniture and Colorado lodge décor. 1218 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 933-9616 • Pg. 2 GallerieQuilt.com GallerieQuilt
Golden Rock Shop
Golden Sweets ICE CREAM AND CANDY SHOP
Offering toys, games, candies, handcarved bears, puzzles and water tubes for tubing Clear Creek, this store is a must-stop while you’re in Golden. 1201 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 216-2123 • Pg. 33 GoldenGoodsInc.com GoldenGoodsInc
Billed as “Golden’s hometown soda fountain,” this ice cream shop also sells gourmet chocolate and candy. Novelties include pies, brownies, cookies, Krispy Treats and more. 1299 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 271-1191 • Pg. 13 Golden-Sweets.com GoldenSweetShop
Golden Poultry and Meats
Grateful Bread Company
Celebrating more than 80 years in business, this local butcher shop sells beef, pork, chicken, produce, dairy and exotic meats. They pride themselves on using local suppliers. 1225 Washington Ave., Golden 720 697-0508 • Pg. 29 GoldenButcher.com MeatsGolden
This award-winning artisan bakery has been providing top Denver restaurants fresh-baked breads since 2005. The retail shop sells breads, pastries and pretzels on Saturdays. 425 Violet St., Golden (303) 681-5406 • Pg. 32 GratefulBread.com GratefulBreadCompany
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1019 8th Street, Suite 250 Golden, CO 80401
Old Barrel Tea Company
Oh Susanna VINTAGE PHOTO PARLOR
Specializing in old-time, Wild West photos featuring costumes and vintage backgrounds, this vintage photo parlor is a “don’t miss” when you’re looking for fun souvenirs! 16185 South Golden Rd., Golden (303) 216-0877 • Pg. 32 OhSusannaVintagePhoto.com OhSusannaVintagePhoto Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center
Old Barrel Tea Company TEA/SPICE SHOP
CRAFTED FOR LIFE
This family-owned business specializes in loose-leaf tea, raw honey, spices and everything wellness. With more than 60 different teas, there’s something for everyone. 1224 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 328-5441 • Pg. 33 OldBarrelTea.com OBTCGolden
Spyderco Factory Outlet CUTTING TOOL OUTLET
This cutting tool outlet sells tactical, fishing/ hunting, culinary, marine, collectible and throwing knives as well as sharpeners and other knife-related equipment. 820 Spyderco Way, Golden (303) 279-8613 • Pg. 30 Spyderco.com SpydercoFactoryOutlet
Truly BoHotique WOMEN’S CLOTHING
This unique women’s apparel and accessories store puts a focus on female-made products, women-owned brands and locally made merchandise. 801 14th St., Golden (303) 278-7084 • Pg. 31 TrulyBoHotique.com TrulyBoHotique
Visit the Spyderco Factory Outlet store in beautiful Golden, CO to see our entire product line of knives, sharpeners and more. Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
HOURS Sat 10am to 5pm
820 Spyderco Way, Golden, CO • 800 525 7770 • spyderco.com
YoColorado CLOTHING BRAND/STORE
As an apparel manufacturer celebrating the Colorado lifestyle, the store sells quality trucker hats, beanies, apparel and accessories for the whole family. 805 12th St., Golden (303) 279-9252 • Pg. 31 YoColorado.com YoColoradoShop
LIKE A LOCAL
PLAN AHEAD FOR PARKING!
FOOD PANTRY Open Tuesday — Friday 10:00 am — 3:30 pm
Download the PARKMOBILE app to your phone before you go to make paying for parking easy. With the Parkmobile app, you can manage your parking session from anywhere! Find out more at parkmobile.com.
THRIFT STORE Open Tuesday — Friday 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
1401 Ford St. Golden, CO 80401 303-279-5674
Join us at the Golden Farmers Market, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce!
This quintessential summer market is an assembly of unique vendors in a beautiful outdoor setting offering produce, food products, prepared cuisine, beverages, artisanal vendors, promotional opportunities, entertainment, and more. The Golden Farmers Market welcomes SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks.
www.GoldenFarmersMarket.org Follow Golden Farmers Market on Facebook & Instagram
We love loose leaf tea, herbs and spices, raw honey and anything else that elevates wellness!
Happy Tea Time! 1224 Washington Ave., Ste. 118 Historic Downtown Golden 720-328-5441 • OldBarrelTea.com
Handmade artisan breads and pastries made with all-natural ingredients and freshly milled organic whole grain flours Pre-order for pickup on Thursdays 2pm - 4:30pm WEEKLY SPECIALS!
Best Variety of Colorado Souvenirs
Walk-in service Saturdays 10am-2:30pm
Souvenirs, Toys, Colorado Food Products, Candy and More!
Mercantile: 1201 Washington Ave. Market: 1205 Washington Ave.
(6 & 40 Business Park)
Gift Cards Available
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425 Violet St. in Golden
We are your one-stop gift giving center for home decor, jewelry, candles, incense, oracle cards, metaphysical tools and beautiful crystals from around the world!
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Ways to Play
If you’re headed to Golden for the first time and aren’t sure what to put on your agenda for exploration and entertainment, you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of arts and cultural offerings.
HEREVER YOU GO in Golden, you will find public art in the form of colorful murals and realistic statues of cyclists, miners, anglers, cowboys, buffalo and Native Americans, all celebrating the town’s rich history and culture. Art and history lovers can explore on their own by checking out the selfpaced Golden Public Art Walking Tour or Golden History Museum’s Historic Walking Tour. Pick up brochures at the Golden Visitors and Information Center. On the art tour, you will discover more than two dozen public art treasures along the Clear Creek Trail and up and down Washington Avenue. The History Tour directs you to 16 historic spots, as you wind 1.5 miles past beautiful homes, stone buildings, historic storefronts and more. The vibrant arts hub of Golden is Foothills Art Center, which features rotating exhibitions and dynamic arts programming and classes. The center is housed in an 1872 Gothic-style church, an 1892 Queen Anne-style manse and a Victorian-era mansion built in 1899, all surrounded by a sculpture garden.
In Golden, you are never far from the outdoors. The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is America’s first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering. Jump a crevasse, hang out in a port-a-ledge and find your route up Mt. Everest as you learn the exciting history of mountaineering around the world. There’s also information to help you climb one of Colorado’s 58 mountains that soar to 14,000 feet in elevation. While you are there, check out the Alpine Club Library for one of the world’s finest collections of mountain-related artifacts, books and maps, and Colorado Mountain Club, the state’s leading organization dedicated to adventure, recreation, conservation and education. From 1862-67, Golden served as the capital of the Territory of Colorado and today you can explore pioneer life at the free Golden History Park, where you can view historic cabins, feed the flock of heirloom chickens and take a selfie in front of the one-room schoolhouse. The Golden History Museum offers a closer look at the events, history and people who have shaped Golden.
Spend a Day with Dinosaurs WHO DOESN’T LOVE DINOSAURS? Especially the 40-foot long, 15-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex. Everyone’s favorite dinosaur once lived in Golden. In fact, the first fossilized T-Rex bones ever found were discovered in Golden, and on a short walk you can see a real T-Rex track from 68 million years ago. A short walk from downtown is the free MINES MUSEUM of the Colorado School of Mines. It was started in 1874 and contains thousands of fascinating exhibits on rocks, geology, gold and gems. You can enter a uranium mine, see pieces of rock from the Moon and Mars, and view Miss Colorado’s crown which has 600 gemstones including 21 diamonds. Golden has become world famous to scientists, who rate it the Number 1 most important area for dinosaur tracks in the USA. Today, the National Park Service has declared this to be the Morrison-Golden Fossil Area National Natural Landmark, an attraction that brings almost a quarter of a million annual visitors. But you don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy it. Next stop: a short drive to Dinosaur Ridge. DINOSAUR RIDGE: It was here on the West side of the Ridge in 1877 that Professor Arthur Lakes from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden discovered some of the first major dinosaur fossils dating from 150 million years ago.
On the east side of the ridge, easily accessed from Golden on Rooney Road, there is a museum and gift shop and the start of the 1.5-mile-long “Dinosaur Freeway.” Along the way, you’ll see hundreds of dinosaur tracks (charcoal dust is rubbed in the tracks to make them more visible). You can view and touch dinosaur fossils still embedded in rock and learn how this former ocean bottom became part of a mountain 6,000 feet high. There are spectacular views of Red Rocks to the west and Denver to the east, and the visitor centers (one on each side of the ridge) have fun dinosaurthemed gift shops, free picnic areas and full-size replicas of dinosaurs. For a small fee there are walking tours with knowledgeable guides. Since the road climbs several hundred feet in elevation, you can also take a guided bus tour, which leaves every half hour and includes stops and a chance to get out at five major sites. Then head back to Golden for a walk on the TRICERATOPS TRAIL. Here, a gravel path winds through a former clay mining pit along the western edge of Fossil Trace Golf Club. It takes a little imagination to realize that 68 million years ago these large vertical sandstone rocks were once the bottom of a marshy area along a river.
Along the trail you’ll see the first Triceratops tracks ever discovered, and a very rare T-Rex track. Triceratops was the first horned dinosaur discovered. It was virtually a four-legged tank weighing up to 13 tons, and with its three horns is often pictured doing incredible battle with the T-Rex.
For a complete list of Golden attractions, go to VISITGOLDEN.COM/things-to-do/attractions Local Tips
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The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum seeks to preserve the history and spirit of mountaineering, to educate visitors on mountain culture and the sport of mountaineering, and to inspire in the modern climber a greater appreciation for climbing history.
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Take alternative transportation, a ride-share service or bicycle. Golden is extremely walkable, so once you are here you can walk or bike to most areas of interest.
Next stop is the I-70 GEOLOGIC ROCK CUT. To build I-70 west, the highway department had to cut right through the Dakota Hogback, creating a geological marvel that displays 250 million years of history. Located at Exit 259, just south of Golden, the half-mile long cut on I-70 is 400 feet high. Some 25 million tons of rock had to be removed from here. There is free parking and trails on both sides which provide an up-close look at the geology of the region. Interpretative signs along the way tell the story of the rocks. Now it’s time to discover how rocks can be fun at RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE. Red Rocks is the only completely natural amphitheatre on the planet. The rocks themselves are 250 million years old. They were once the beach of a great inland sea 100 million years ago. Compressed into stone and colored red by iron, they were uplifted 72 million years ago when the Rocky Mountains were formed. A one-mile trail on the north end of the park has geological markers and climbs up, through and around the colorful stone, explaining the geological history of the area. Golden is the perfect place for a day dedicated to dinosaurs! •
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For a taste of the West, head up Lookout Mountain to the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, located high above Golden where you can learn more about the fascinating life of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the West’s most famous scout and showman. It was the railroads that “Won the West,” and you can view the state’s largest collection of steam locomotives and cars at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Depending on when you visit, you may be able to take a spin around the museum grounds on an historic train. Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum gives visiColorado Railroad Museum tors the chance to explore quilting, from bed coverings of the 1800s to contemporary art Amphitheatre, which has hosted everyone from the pieces. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, Beatles to Bruce Springsteen, is just down the road. tours and programs for adults and youths and is home Golden’s cultural offerings also include the spirito treasured family heirlooms, historically significant tual world. High above the town, with incredible quilts and cutting-edge contemporary quilts. views in all directions, is The Mother Cabrini Shrine, For live entertainment, Miners Alley Playhouse a peaceful place dedicated to Saint Frances Xavier is an award-winning professional theatre located in Cabrini and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are historic downtown Golden. Visit their website for many areas here for visitors to enjoy nature and take a schedule of performances, concerts, classes and time for personal reflection. • workshops. And, of course, world famous Red Rocks
The popular Coors Brewery Tour will re-open in spring of 2022. Reservations will be required, Covid precautions will be in place and capacity will be limited. The Coors Brewery Tour showcases the largest single-site brewery in the world! Since 1873 the Coors Brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. Learn about our history and passion for brewing in a 60-minute tour. Visitors 21 years and older with a valid government-issued ID will receive three samples in branded recyclable aluminum cups they can take home. Non-alcoholic beverages also are available. Finally, be sure to shop in the Coors & Co. gift shop for unique branded and Colorado-themed merchandise. Visit CoorsBreweryTour.com for more information and to make a tour reservation.
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The museum features over 100 narrow and standard gauge steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, exhibits, galleries, a library and Roadhouse restoration facility with a working turntable. 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden (303) 279‑4591 • Pg. 37 ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org ColoradoRailroadMuseum
This family owned equipment rental business offers tubes for white water tubing and e-bikes for all ages and abilities. The staff helps with helmets, locks, safety tips and self-guided tour routes. 423 10th St., Golden (720) 722‑1645 • Pg. 37 AdventureWestCo.com TubeRentalColorado MAP LOCATOR #1
Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum MUSEUM
America’s first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering offers educational displays, interactive exhibits, breathtaking photos and climbers’ personal stories. 710 10th St., Golden (303) 996‑2755 • Pg. 35 MountaineeringMuseum.org MountaineeringMuseum MAP LOCATOR #2
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave MUSEUM
Owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, this facility exists to preserve the memory of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody through permanent and temporary exhibits and events, including the gravesite. 987 ½ Lookout Mtn. Rd., Golden (720) 865-2160 • Pg. 21 BuffaloBill.org BuffaloBillMuseumandGrave
Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center MUSEUM/EXHIBIT
Serving as a West Side Visitor Center for Dinosaur Ridge, the gift shop and exhibits feature the plants, animals and environments of Colorado from 150 to 68 million years ago. See and touch model dinosaurs and fossil replicas. 17681 W. Alameda Pkwy., Golden (303) 697‑3466 • Pg. 37 DinoRidge.org DinoRidge
Foothills Art Center ART CENTER
Housed in a Gothic church and Queen Anne manse, this regional art gallery offers exhibits, studios and classes for all ages. There are also member trips, art markets and artist meetups. 809 15th St., Golden (303) 279‑3922 • Pg. 5 FoothillsArtCenter.org FoothillsArtCenter MAP LOCATOR #5
Golden History Tours Bringing the stories of Golden’s past to life, these year-round walking tours include pub crawls and ghost tours with more than just facts and dates. Offering group and custom tours. 1010 Washington Ave., Golden (720) 432‑1162 • Pg. 9 GoldenHistoryTours.com TourGoldenCO
Mines Museum of Earth Science MUSEUM
Admission is free to explore extensive mineral, gem and fossil collections. The museum is home to one of Colorado’s two Goodwill moon rocks collected during the Apollo 17 mission. 1310 Maple St., Golden (303) 273‑3815 • Pg. 4 Mines.edu/MuseumofEarthScience MinesMuseum
Mother Cabrini Shrine SHRINE
Honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the property offers retreat facilities, daily mass and access to numerous sites, including the museum, gift shop and gardens. 20189 Cabrini Blvd., Golden (303) 526-0758 • Pg. 35 MotherCabriniShrine.org CabriniGoldenColorado
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum MUSEUM
Explore the scope of quilting from bed coverings of the 1800s to contemporary art pieces. The museum hosts quarterly exhibits, tailored tours and programs for adults and youth. The library contains over 7,500 volumes of literature, patterns, documents and technique resources. 200 Violet St., Golden (303) 277‑0377 • Pg. 37 RMQM.org RockyMountainQuiltMuseum
Unite Fitness FITNESS CENTER
Unite Fitness is Golden’s HIIT studio focused on all levels, challenging, and safe workouts for big results. Follow Unite on Instagram to see more on Unite’s fitness community. 2600 East St., Golden (720) 672‑9922 • Pg. 35 Unite.Fitness UniteFitnessGolden
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Experience Colorado’s Rich Railroad heritage Minutes from Downtown Golden Train Rides every Saturday mid-January through Labor Day, also in October. Expanded Train Ride Schedule June through mid-August (Thurs-Sun) Tour dozens of iconic locomotives & railroad cars highlighting over a century of Colorado history.
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The mission of The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and educate the public about quilts; honor quiltmaking traditions; and embrace the evolution of the art and craft of quilting. Check the website for events and closures: www.rmqm.org
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WHAT’S HAPPENING A Seasonal Event Guide
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING going on in Golden, from art festivals and seasonal celebrations to live music and culinary events. Whether you visit in the spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s bound to be something to celebrate. For details on all events, go to visitgolden.com/events
WINTER Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering coloradocowboygathering.com Miners Alley Playhouse – “Moon Over Buffalo” minersalley.com UllrGrass Festival ullrgrass.com Foothills Art Center – 2022 Members Show foothillsartcenter.org Foothills Art Center – Power of Process: A Jeffco Student Exhibition foothillsartcenter.org Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Men’s 16th Biennial Exhibit rmqm.org Goldens in Golden – Golden Retriever Gathering visitgolden.com Colorado Environmental Film Festival ceff.net Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Winter Concert jeffsymphony.org Jefferson Symphony Orchestra – Young Artist Winner Contest jeffsymphony.org
Candlelight Walk Candle Lighting
HOLIDAY SEASON Holiday Light Display visitgolden.com Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market foothillsartcenter.org Miners Alley Playhouse – “A Christmas Story” minersalley.com Small Business Saturday visitgolden.com Olde Golden Candlelight Walk visitgolden.com Olde Golden Holiday Parade visitgolden.com Jingle on the Avenue – A Holiday Character Mingle visitgolden.com
SPRING Miners Alley Playhouse – “Blue Ridge” minersalley.com Foothills Art Center – The Beauty of Age foothillsartcenter.org Colorado School of Mines E-DAYS mines.edu Easter Egg Hunt goldenchamber.org Taste of Golden goldenchamber.org
Holiday Light Display
Foothills Art Center – Samsara: The Artwork of Brooke Shaden foothillsartcenter.org For a complete list of Golden VISITGOLDEN.COM events, go to VISITGOLDEN.COM/events
SUMMER Movies & Music in the Park cityofgolden.net Golden Farmers Market goldenchamber.org Golden 4th of July Celebration cityofgolden.net
4th of July Fireworks
ARTSWEEK Golden foothillsartcenter.org Foothills Fine Arts Festival foothillsartcenter.org Golden Super Cruise goldensupercruise.com Foothills Art Center – Mosaics 2022 foothillsartcenter.org Miners Alley Playhouse – “Hair” minersalley.com Golden Fine Arts Festival goldenchamber.org Buffalo Bill Days buffalobilldays.com
AUTUMN Golden Sidewalk Sale visitgolden.com Golden Farmers Market goldenchamber.org Glass Orb Hunt foothillsartcenter.org Autumn Fest – Golden History Museum goldenhistory.org Golden Beer Tasting & Chili Cookoff goldenchamber.org
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FOR DETAILS ON ALL EVENTS, GO TO VISITGOLDEN.COM/EVENTS VISITGOLDEN.COM
Stay & Visit HERE YOU STAY in Golden can set the tone for your entire trip. Thinking “romantic getaway”? Choose a bed and breakfast with a cozy fireplace and homecooked breakfast. Bringing Fido? Opt for one of the pet‑friendly establishments whose staff members will welcome your fur baby like their own. Making it a weekend of outdoor recreation and exploring nature? Bring your camper or tent to stay at one of Golden’s private or state RV parks. Traveling with a big group for work? Golden’s hotels offer modern amenities, including WiFi, fitness centers, meeting spaces, business centers and indoor pools. Wherever you stay in Golden, you’ll have easy access to shopping, recreation, dining, entertainment, arts and culture and stunning views. Choosing where to lay your head may be easy, but with so many things to see and do, choosing how to spend your waking hours is the real challenge. •
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Origin Hotel Red Rocks
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The Eddy Taproom & Hotel
Table Mountain Inn
Origin Hotel Red Rocks
This boutique hotel offers a mountain lodge ambiance and full-service amenities. It features 62 guest rooms and suites, over 6,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space and a full-service restaurant with creekside dining. 800 11th St., Golden (303) 279‑0100 • Back Cover TheGoldenHotel.com TheGoldenHotel
Constructed in the place of the Rocky Mountain Fire Brick Works, this hotel offers polished rooms with WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. The taproom serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. 1640 8th St., Golden (720) 442‑8150 • Pg. 3 TheEddyGolden.com TheEddyGolden
This adobe-style hotel welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality, spacious accommodations and modern amenities. Sprawl out in oversized guestrooms and suites with step-out balconies, cozy fireplaces and luxurious pillow-top mattresses. 1310 Washington Ave., Golden (303) 277‑9898 • Pg. 41 TableMountainInn.com TableMountainInn
As the official hotel of the Red Rocks Amphitheater and located minutes from downtown Golden, Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel, blends rock ‘n’ roll energy with mountain town vibes. 18485 W. Colfax Ave., Golden (303) 215‑0100 OriginHotel.com
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GOLDEN IS YOUR GATEWAY TO THE ROCKIES! The City of Golden and Jefferson County offer an extensive and interconnected trail system of 24 miles, providing diversity in both types of trail experience and destinations. Regional Trail connections provide a link to neighboring communities and open space. Information about trail features, difficulty and locations can be found at cityofgolden.net/ play/recreation-attractions/trails or by scanning this QR code:
HE GATEWAY SEGMENT of Clear Creek Canyon Park, is a new 1.75-mile paved biking and hiking trail along Clear Creek through scenic Clear Creek Canyon. The trail includes three new bridge crossings over Clear Creek (including an exciting pedestrian only suspension bridge), the restoration of a half mile of the historic Welch Ditch wooden flume, two new trailheads with parking for 177 cars, two new public restrooms, a new lookout/ observation point and the widening of U.S. Hwy. 6 to include turn lanes to access parking areas.
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Chimney Gulch Trail.................................... 2.5 Cressman Gulch Trail.................................... .6 Golden Cliffs Trail at North Table Mountain............................................... 3.5 Grant Terry Trail................................................. .7 Kinney Run Trail.............................................. .75 Lubahn Trail....................................................... 2.5
The new trail starts at the pedestrian Grant-Terry Bridge and follows the creek 1.75 miles into Clear Creek Canyon up to Tunnel 1. The trail is an important addition to the Peaks to Plains Trail, a legacy project that will one day be a 65-mile paved trail along Clear Creek running from the junction with the South Platte Trail in Denver all the way to the headwaters of the creek at Eisenhower Tunnel. Eventually, the trail will gain 5,600 feet in elevation, connecting four counties and seven cities. The trail already runs from Denver to Golden and will now extend from the plains up into Clear Creek Canyon. •
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OUTDOOR FUN IN GOLDEN IS ENDLESS for thrill‑seekers and nature-lovers alike. Whether you’re journeying on a weekend-long hiking adventure or kicking up dirt behind you on a day biking excursion, there are so many sights to see and memories to make with family and friends.
Get Outside Year‑Round
Trailblaze Your Own Adventure
Enjoy stunning views and fun events and activities year-round at our city and state parks. Bike up trails for sweeping vistas of springtime wildflowers, catch local fish in the summer, or hike through fiery yellow forests in the autumn, and maybe spot a bald eagle or a moose in Golden Gate Canyon State Park. When it snows, don’t hole up inside. Instead, embrace the thrill of the outdoors during the best season for winter sports—give snowshoeing, fat tire biking or even ice climbing a try. Surrounded by picturesque foothills, challenging trails, and plenty of open-air adventures, it’s no wonder downtown Golden is packed full of shops selling outdoor gear. Whether you’re heading out to go fishing, snowshoeing or kayaking, you can get everything you need right in town.
Grab your friends and hike or bike your way up and down one of Golden’s 60 scenic trails, where you’ll be far above the busy world below. Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of an elk or two along the way and stunning wildflowers if you explore the mesas in the spring or early summer. And, if you’re tired of keeping things too flat, why not think vertically and head out for some rock climbing or bouldering?
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Revel in the Local Watering Hole Splash your way through eddies, pools, and wave drops just a few minutes from downtown Golden at Clear Creek Trail & Water Park. The local watering hole is a prime spot for kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as fishing, one of our most beloved pastimes.
Feel the flow of the river against your waders as you sweep your fly line over the tumbling waters of Clear Creek. On land, the paved Clear Creek Trail extends more than two miles up into the canyon, perfect for avid hikers and families.
Leave Busy Behind Take a day to escape it all with a round of golf at Fossil Trace Golf Club and tee off to stunning views of the foothills. You can easily fill a day trip here with outdoor adventures like golf, biking and hiking, but if you’d like to stay longer, relax and reconnect with nature on a camping trip. Delight in the quiet at our walk-in-only backcountry camping sites, one of the many lodging options in Golden, and enjoy outdoor activities.
If there’s any activity that’s new to you or you want to challenge yourself with the help of a professional, Golden has plenty of guides and excursions to choose from. Whether it’s for a day, overnight or a weekend, come to Golden and share the love of the outdoors with us. Here, there’s no adventure too big for those who love the outdoors. •
LEAVE NO TRACE CARE FOR COLORADO PRINCIPLES
■ KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Do your research to know what you’ll need. Take a reusable water bottle everywhere. ■ STICK TO TRAILS: Help natural areas stay natural by staying on the path.
■ LEAVE IT AS YOU FIND IT: Take home the beauty in a photo and not in your backpack.
■ BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE: Keep campfires small, and put them out until you can handle the embers.
■ TRASH THE TRASH: If you pack it in, pack it out — even food scraps and poop! If you come across trash, pick it up.
■ KEEP WILDLIFE WILD: No feeding, approaching or touching, no matter how cute they are.
■ SHARE OUR TRAILS & PARKS: Yield to the uphill bikers and hikers; silence your cell phone and search for the trail less traveled. WITH A LITTLE PREPARATION, A SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND A SOFT SPOT FOR NATURE, YOU’LL BE ON THE TRAIL TO EXPLORING COLORADO LIKE A LOCAL.
© 2021 Colorado Tourism Office. All rights reserved. Leave No Trace Seven Principles © 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: LNT.org.
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Know BEFORE YOU GO
FAQs Where can I use the bathroom in Golden? There are three public restrooms available in Golden: Parfet Park (701 10th St.), Lions Park Ball Field (10th St. north of Clear Creek), and near the Astor House (822 12th St.). Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. What is the population of Golden? About 20,000 What is the elevation of Golden? 5,675 feet Is smoking allowed? Downtown Golden is a smoke-free zone. Smoking in other regions is allowed in designated areas. Are dogs allowed? Yes, but all dogs must be leashed. Off-leash dog parks are located at Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex and Ulysses Sports Complex. How can I talk to someone about Golden? The Golden Visitors and Information Center, located at 1010 Washington Ave., is a great resource for the Golden area. Please stop in or call 303-279-2282.
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We’re glad you have come to visit us in downtown Golden! If you are shopping, dining or just enjoying a stroll downtown, we have plenty of parking available.
Free Two-Hour Parking: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Parking in the Orange zones, indicated on the map above, is available only for two hours. • You may not park longer than 2 hours in these areas. • After 5 p.m., park here free and for the evening. • Two-hour parking is in effect in these areas 7 days/week. • You don’t need to register your vehicle at a pay station.
Parking is free for the first two hours in our downtown parking lots and garages after registering your license plates at the pay station or by using the Parkmobile app. Always register your vehicle, even if you are staying for less than two hours. Our parking garages are located on Jackson Street between 11th and 13th. There is a paid Golden Trailhead parking lot located at 911 & 917 12th Street. Note: This is not a City lot. Paid parking is also available at the Colorado School of Mines. Visitors to campus during operational hours should park in the General and Commuter lots. All visitor parking areas have a pay-and-display parking meter. If you are coming for a special event or find yourself parking outside the downtown area, please be aware that the surrounding neighborhoods have resident permit parking. Read signs and choose a parking spot carefully.
The Parkmobile app makes paying for parking in Golden easy!
Electric Vehicle Parking is available at the Parking Zone#
Download the Parkmobile app to your phone and use it to pay for parking, register your car or extend your parking time. With the Parkmobile app, you can manage your parking session from anywhere! Frequent parkers can create a ‘wallet’ for multiple visits. Transaction fees apply. Find out more at parkmobile.com.
The map above indicates designated accessible parking for our visitors who may need to park in close proximity to downtown. Additional designated spaces are located within both parking garages.
• Golden Visitors Center – 1010 Washington Ave. • Public parking garage – 1250 Jackson St. • Public parking garage – 702 12th St. • City Hall Annex – 1000 10th St. • Golden History Park – 907 11th St. • The Astor House parking lot – 820 12th St.
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“Meeting People” Colorado’s First Capital is Perfect for Small Meetings, Reunions and Weddings
Golden History Museum & Park
OCATED JUST 12 miles from Denver with highway access to Denver International Airport, Golden is easy to reach, and yet offers a completely different mountain experience for small meetings, family reunions, weddings, even girlfriend getaways.
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The Eddy Taproom & Hotel Meeting Room
The key to the historic Old West town is that it is pedestrian-oriented and sits in lovely Clear Creek Valley, surrounded in all directions by rocky buttes and mountains. Everything in town is easy to reach by a short walk. And what a walk it can be. Pretty Clear Creek flows through the center of Golden and is followed by a paved bike path that stretches nearly three miles up into the mountains to the west, and more than 15 miles east all the way to downtown
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American Mountaineering Center........................................................................7 Boettcher Mansion.........................................3 Buffalo Rose Event Center........................................... call for details Calvary Church...................................................2 Colorado School of Mines..................... 11 Connects Workspace Golden................7 Golden Community Center......................3 Golden History Museum & Park.........................................................................1 The Golden Hotel Creekside Couryard
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Golden Masonic Temple..............................3 Golden Visitors & Information Center.........................................1 Goosetown Station........................................3 Hampton by Hilton Denver West Golden......................................3 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denver West.........................................................2 Jefferson County Fairgrounds.............................. call for details
The Eddy Hotel East Rooftop Event Space
Denver. All of downtown Golden’s hotels are on the Clear Creek Trail or just a few blocks away, as are more than two dozen restaurants, five outdoor beer gardens, a live theatre, a concert music hall and several museums. The people of Golden love to live outdoors and the historic town has become one of the top centers for outdoor recreation on the Front Range. Opportunities for “team building” activities abound, including bike riding, rock climbing in Clear Creek Canyon, hiking mountain trails, golf on one of Colorado’s most beautiful courses (where you can see dinosaur tracks made by a T-Rex!), fly fishing, kayaking and rafting. Meeting and wedding sites in picturesque settings can also be found, from a million aire’s former mountaintop lodge to the Colorado Railroad Museum where a pavilion is surrounded by narrow gauge steam locomotives and working trains, to gorgeous creekside settings just a few minutes walk from first class hotels and fine dining.
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Miners Saloon......................................................1 Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse........................... call for details Origin Hotel Red Rocks................................3 Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience.............................................................1 Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre......................................................3 Schnepf’s Restaurant at Fossil Trace......................................................3
Group Excursion with Golden Mountain Guides
Golden is also just a few minutes drive from the amazing Red Rocks Amphitheatre, making it the perfect place to combine a wedding or meeting with an unforgettable, bucket list concert night. With more than 700 hotel rooms, ranging from delightful bed & breakfasts to brand new, state-of-theart hotels, and its ideal location, Golden can offer all the opportunities of a mountain town event, just minutes from a major international airport. •
Table Mountain Inn..........................................3 Table Mountain Meetings and Events.............................................................5 The Eddy Taproom & Hotel........................4 The Golden Hotel..............................................8
For contact information and details on size and capacity of meeting rooms and event spaces, go to visitgolden.com/meetings.
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