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Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly offers events, classes, and festivals for all our outdoor recreation enthusiasts. See our current events below.

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Christmas Tree Cut and Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 01: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Start a new family holiday tradition by cutting a native Christmas tree! Warm up at the Visitor Center with hot drinks, cookies, candy canes, and a 10% discount on unique presents from our gift shop! In the spirit of giving, canned goods will be collected for the local food bank to help those in need.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, Golden Gate Canyon State Park will offer a limited number of permits for cutting a Christmas tree in selected areas of the park.  Permits can be purchased for Saturday, December 1st, 2018.  The cutting permits will be available for purchase in person​​ at the Visitor Center, or by calling (303)582-3707.  Permits will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.  The permit cost is $25 per tree, with a limit of two permits per person.

On Saturday, December 1st, 2018, visitors who purchased permits must check in at the Visitor Center to pick up a copy of their permit, prior to going out and cutting their tree.  ​A valid park pass is required for each vehicle; either an annual state parks pass or a $7 daily pass, which can be purchased at the Visitor Center.  The permit is valid rain or snow, and no refunds will be given for bad weather.  Trees must be cut with hand tools, such as a handsaw or an axe.  Chainsaws and power saws are strictly prohibited.​

Audience: All Ages


Golden Gate Canyon State Park

92 Crawford Gulch Road Golden, CO 80403

Golden Gate Canyon

Additional Information:

Registration required,Fee required

​For additional information, please contact the Visitor Center at (303)582-3707.

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