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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.

Notices and Updates

​Restroom Closure

Due to septic system issues, the Visitor Center restrooms will be closed on August 1, 2014, until further notice. We will have Port-O-Lets on site until the problem is resolved. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make our necessary repairs.

Hunting Information

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.​


Camping Updates


  • Reverend's Ridge Campground and Aspen Meadow Campground are open. ​ You can make reservations online, or by calling Reserve America at 303-470-1144 or 1-800-678-2267. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made up to 6 months in advance. If you are within 3 days of anticipated arrival, please call the Reverend's Ridge Campground Office at (303) 642-3856 for availability and further information.

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