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Golden Gate Canyon
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

Open to Hunting

Hunting is currently allowed on the Jefferson County portion of the park 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


  • Aspen Meadows Campground is closed for the season.

  • Reverend's Ridge Campground will have some tent and RV sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call our Visitor Center at (303) 582-3707 for further information.

  • Cabins & Yurts are available year-round and can be reserved online or by calling (303) 470-1144 or 1-800-678-2267.​​