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Golden Gate Canyon
Golden Gate Canyon

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​More than 12,000 acres of dense forest, rocky peaks, and aspen-rimmed meadows laced with miles of trails awaiting the hiker, horseback rider, mountain biker and winter sports enthusiast at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Only 30 miles fro​m Denver, Golden Gate Canyon offers such amenities as a electrical hook-ups and tent-sites in two different campgrounds, stocked fishing ponds, picnic sites and the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, where visitors can see 100 miles of the Continental Divide. The park’s numerous group facilities can host several types of events, from weddings to family reunions and company picnics.

Besides camping, overnight guests can also stay at one of the five cabins and two yurts at Golden Gate. In 2008, the park began renting out guest houses, a first for a Colorado State Park. Winter will find visitors cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing and ice skating.

​Hunting Information

Hunting on park is open for the season. The Ralston Creek SWA, which is adjacent to the park, is also open and available for use.

Hunting is allowed on the Jefferson County portion of the park the Tuesday after Labor Day through the Friday prior to Memorial Day.  Per regulation, hunters must sign in and out daily at the Visitor Center.  Hunting is limited to 35 hunters per day. All Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Golden Gate Canyon State Park rules and regulations apply.​ 


Tree Cut

Our Annual Tree Cut and Open House is scheduled for December 5 - 6, 2015. Permits will go on sale Monday, November 9, 2015 at 9:00 am. Permits can be purchased in person or by phone only. Priority will be given to in person sales. Each permit will cost $25.00, and there is a limit of 4 permits per person. 

​Campground Updates​

Aspen Meadows Campground and Reverend's Ridge Campground are open. Aspen Meadows Campground will close on 10/12/15 at 12:00 pm. All sites in Reverend's Ridge Campground will be first-come, first-serve beginning 10/12/15. For more information​, p​​lease call the Campground Office at 303-642-3856. 

Our backcountry campsites​ are available on a first-come, first-served basis year-round. Please register for backcountry sites at the Visitor Center.