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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.

Christmas Tree Cut - SOLD OUT

We are sold out of Christmas Tree Permits

You can still join us for our Holiday Open House at the Visitor Center December 6-7, 2014. We will have cookies, hot drinks, and you can enjoy 10% off of all items in our gift shop! For additional information, please call the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707. ​​

Hunting Information

NOTICE: Due to a park event, hunting will be not be allowed the weekend of December 6 and 7. 

The Ralston Creek SWA, which is adjacent to the park, will be 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.​ 

​Campground Updates​

  • Aspen Meadows Campground is closed for the season.

  • Reverend's Ridge Campground is open, and all sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can purchase sites from the self-serve station outside of the Reverend's Ridge Campground Office, or from the Visitor Center. For more information​, p​​lease call the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707

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

​Construction Updates 

  • Horseshoe Trail - Repair work on the Horseshoe Trail will begin on Thursday, November 6, 2014. The trail will be open while repairs are made; however, visitors should anticipate seeing signs along the trail regarding the construction. Warning signs will also be posted on either side of the work zones. Please call the Visitor Center at 303-582-3707 for additional information.