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Golden
Travel Guide

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This picturesque college city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is the final resting place of Buffalo Bill and is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors.

Situated just outside of Denver, this gold rush city has some of the best hospitality and outdoor fun in the region. Golden lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is surrounded by towering peaks and rolling hills. If you could use a break from the big city that Denver has become, book a getaway in this historic town with its laid-back western charm.

Discover the city’s heritage and history as you walk through its streets. There are three residential historical districts here offering examples of architecture from the past. Visit the 12th Street district to see a number of upper-middle class Victorian houses or Clear Creek for more modest homes from the era.

Visit the Colorado Railroad Museum to learn about the early settlers of the state and the importance of rail travel during the gold rush. Visit Coors Brewery, one of the largest single-site breweries in the world. Discover some local history at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.

Clear Creek was once the source of much of the gold in the area but today is mostly used for water sports. See whitewater rafters traverse the course that runs through the center of town or give it a go yourself. Lessons, guided tours and gear are available from operators in town. You can also go horse riding, mountain biking and hiking in the mountains surrounding the town. Guided tours and gear rental for those activities are available from the Golden Visitors Center in the middle of town.

When you get hungry, stop at one of the local establishments. This is a college town, so there are many restaurants, bars and cafés offering affordable drinks and meals. The main street is where it is all happening but this town rarely gets overcrowded.

Golden can be reached by car, light rail or bus in less than half an hour from Denver. There is plenty of free parking around and accommodation is easy to arrange.

Where to stay in Golden

Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO
The price is £115 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in a state park, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Dinosaur Ridge and within 6 miles (10 km) of Red Rocks Amphitheater and Colorado Mills Mall. Coors ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,395 reviews)
"Elk on the hill west of the hotel. Very clean."

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2021

Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
3 out of 5
14700 West 6th Avenue Frontage Road, Golden, CO
The price is £75 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Colorado Mills Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Coors Brewery and Red Rocks Amphitheater. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (949 reviews)
"Didn’t actually get to stay at Courtyard. Extensive construction going on so they had to move me to their neighboring hotel across the road - I stayed at the Radisson Inn. Signage was bad at Courtyard- hard to find entrance. Construction also at Radisson. Clean room, friendly enough staff when you ..."

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Table Mountain Inn
Table Mountain Inn
3 out of 5
1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO
The price is £115 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Golden, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Astor House Museum and Coors Brewery. Colorado School of Mines and Clear Creek History ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (963 reviews)
"We love the uniqueness of this property and the location was perfect. The room was huge and had a nice view of the mountain. The restaurant was good and the bartender was very friendly and nice to talk to! Please just do a overhaul on that shower and tub, it was nasty!"

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Table Mountain Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
650 Lindsey Rd, Golden, CO
Situated in Golden, this cabin is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and within 9 miles (15 km) of Red Rocks Amphitheater and Colorado Mills ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Combined business trip and short vacation
"One of the nicest most relaxing places I have ever stayed. Cabin was great and very peaceful. Will stay again if I get the chance."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Lookout Mountain Cabin, hot Tub, pet Friendly
Awesome ONE Bedroom Next to Red Rocks Light Rail Station
Awesome ONE Bedroom Next to Red Rocks Light Rail Station
483 Deframe Ct, unit B, Golden, CO
Located in Sixth Ave West, this holiday home is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Colorado Mills Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Denver Federal Center. Coors Brewery and Lakewood ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Great location, clean quiet property
"Ken is a great property owner, responsive and easy to communicate with. We really liked how close we were to Morrison and Golden. It felt safe and quiet. Would recommend!"

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Awesome ONE Bedroom Next to Red Rocks Light Rail Station
Modern Downtown Golden Apt. - Walk to Main Street!
Modern Downtown Golden Apt. - Walk to Main Street!
Golden, CO
This family-friendly Golden apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Astor House Museum and Coors Brewery. Clear Creek History Park and Colorado School of ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
Cozy getaway
"Aside from the steep stairs, the property was a wonderful, private place for our stay in Golden. It’s well done and comfortable. We loved walking around town and down by the creek. Also, it’s convenient to restaurants and the grocery store. The Cheese Ranch and Thai Gold restaurants were good choices ..."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2021

Modern Downtown Golden Apt. - Walk to Main Street!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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