2019 Christmas Tree Cut Permit Drawing
This year Golden Gate Canyon State Park Christmas tree permits will be issued on a lottery system. The lottery application will be posted here and will open on November 1, 2019 and close November 12, 2019. Please check back on November 1st to complete your application.
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 from 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. Please be aware that drive share services such as "Uber" do not operate in the area. If you are dropped off you may be unable to get a ride back.