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Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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24 mi 39 km of trail 6 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 5 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Great place close to the front range!

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Backcountry Pizza Eggplant parm sandwich is awesome!
Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse Best pizza in CO
Pioneer Inn Cool spot to work an watch a game
New Moon Bakery and Cafe This is a great place for a morning meeting. Quiche and coffee is my breakfast of choice here.
1 W 1st St, Nederland CO — (303) 258-3569
Kathmandu The best Nepalese food over 8000 feet!
Ali Baba Grill Food is good but service has really gone down hill.
109 N Rubey Dr, Golden CO — (303) 279-2228
Big Daddy Bagels If they have the green Chile bagel you owe it to yourself to try it with a Santa Fe. Great breakfast bagel.
106 N Rubey Dr, Golden CO — (303) 279-1481
El Dorado Mexican Restaurant I love the 2 for 1 margaritas and the shredded beef chimichangas yum!
720 Arapahoe St, Golden CO — (303) 278-4644
Anthony's Pizza and Pasta Feed the sparrows some crust if your on the patio
600 12th St, Golden CO — (303) 278-9999
Gold Mine Cupcakes This is one of the most adorable cupcake shops ever. The staff is super nice and the cupcakes are delicious. They have student prices too! Try the turtle and cherry turnover cupcakes.
700 12th St #130, Golden CO — (720) 341-5251
D'Deli Best Sandwich in Colorado.
Cafe 13 Good eats ! Pesto anything is a hit.
Snarf's Sandwiches Got the prime rib on gluten free, and it was on point. The peppers do have a kick, but still tolerable. Would recommend.
Woody's Pizza The pizza buffet is a must. Sure, unlimited salad and soup, but unlimited pizza??? Crazy good.
Bob's Atomic Burgers Hailed as the best burgers in Golden, Bob's Atomic does not disappoint. 1 large fry will feed 2. If you order a double, order extra cheese. They only use one slice on a double. Place gets busy!
1310 Ford St, Golden CO — (303) 278-1601
Thai Gold Restaurant Lunch specials and Thai coffee
714 14th St, Golden CO — (303) 593-1715
Sherpa House Love the bottomless chai tea!!
Alpine Modern Cafe Get the ham and cheese baguette and a cheese Danish. The affogato is worth a shot if they have vanilla ice cream.
904 College Ave, Boulder CO — (303) 954-0129
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Trails in Golden Gate Canyon State Park - 9

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9.3 mi 14.9 km
#1 Mule Deer Trail
Central City, CO
9.3 mi 14.9 km Central City, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud, Icy: lots of slush+snow, some mud+ice. if there is no further snowfall the muck should clear up pretty quickly. still a fun hike!!
30 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km
#2 Black Bear Trail
Coal Creek, CO
2.5 mi 4.0 km Coal Creek, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy
18 days ago
4.1 mi 6.6 km
#3 Burro Trail
Coal Creek, CO
4.1 mi 6.6 km Coal Creek, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Most dry with a little snow here and there.
94 days ago
2.1 mi 3.4 km
#4 Coyote Trail
Coal Creek, CO
2.1 mi 3.4 km Coal Creek, CO
Unknown
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Coal Creek, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km Coal Creek, CO
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy
47 days ago
1.8 mi 3.0 km
#6 Horseshoe Trail
Coal Creek, CO
1.8 mi 3.0 km Coal Creek, CO
Minor Issues
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Some Mud
15 days ago
Central City, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km Central City, CO
Minor Issues
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Snowy, Some Mud, Icy
51 days ago
2.5 mi 4.1 km
#8 Racoon Trail
Coal Creek, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km Coal Creek, CO
Unknown
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Coal Creek, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km Coal Creek, CO
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Muddy, Snowy
47 days ago

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