Spend the Day in North Golden

Downtown Golden and Clear Creek are wonderful to visit with friends and family, but if you’re looking for new adventures in Golden, consider heading just a little north of downtown Golden to “north Golden.” North Golden is a hidden gem filled with great adventure and delicious dining. Park your car and enjoy a fun-filled day including hiking, shopping, and sipping! See you in (north) Golden.

For breakfast, grab a bagel at Big Daddy Bagels or a breakfast burrito at Los Mercelos.

Big Daddy Bagels New York style boiled and baked bagels made from scratch all day long! Big Daddy Bagels has salads and serves breakfast bagels served all day. 106 N Rubey Dr # D, Golden, CO 80403

Los Mercelos Family owned and operated. Great Mexican dishes at a fair price. Open weekends. Specializing in breakfast burritos, fajitas, and Mexican favorites.

After breakfast, burn some calories hiking around North Table Mountain.

Hiking North Table Mountain One of the chief landmarks of Golden is this broad, flat-topped mesa that rises hundreds of feet above the valley and is ringed by cliffs with a half dozen hiking and biking trails crisscrossing the area. The classic hike or bike trip is a moderate 5.9 mile loop trail that will take you around — and over — the mesa top, with 360 degree views of Golden, Denver and the Front Range. A new parking area on Colorado Hwy. 93 just north of town has maps; trails head off clockwise or counterclockwise around the mountain. It’s a mixed-use trail with some steep climbs and singletrack sections for bikers. Once on top, look for herds of deer.

A few hours of hiking will leave you thirty and hungry and what’s better than enjoying lunch on a patio. In north Golden, you have two options, The Spot Bar Grill or Ali Baba.

The Spot Bar and Grill Spot Bar and Grill in Golden is the younger, suburban brother of the original downtown Spot. The Spot is a great sports bar with better than average bar food and excellent Happy Hour specials. They proudly support the Broncos, Packers, Rockies, Avalanche, Nuggets, CU, CSU, and KU on their GIANT 10′ HDTV TV. The Biggest TV Screen in Golden! Enjoy their patio on Golden’s many beautiful days.

Ali Baba Ali Baba Grill, in north Golden, serves great Lebanese, Persian, and Mediterranean food. See what people are saying about them on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Urbanspoon. Check their menu to see the array of gyros, kabobs, fettoush, falafel, and other culinary wonders to be found at this delightful and exotic restaurant!

The day is not complete without a little shopping! North Golden offers two unique shopping experiences including the Spyderco Factory Outlet and the Powder 7 Retail Store.

Spyderco The Spyderco Factory Outlet (SFO) is a full-service retail store located at the Spyderco headquarters in Golden, Colorado. Its large showroom and highly-trained staff provide the ultimate one-stop-shopping experience for the entire Spyderco line of knives and sharpeners and the value-priced byrd knives. SFO offers in-store discounts on knives and free knife sharpening services.

Powder 7 Powder7 is one of the largest family-owned and operated ski shops in Colorado. Conducting most of their business via their website, Powder7.com, they ship orders throughout the world, but since all of their inventory is housed in their Golden, Colorado location, locals are able to stop by and shop in person. Whether you shop in-store or online, Powder7 is known for providing excellent customer service and expert ski gear advice, no matter your skill level.

Wrap up the day with cold fresh beer at Cannonball Creek Brewery, an award-winning craft brewery.

Cannonball Creek Brewery Cannonball Creek Brewery and Tap room is one of four craft breweries in Golden Colorado. Located on the north side of town, just minutes from downtown Golden, Cannonball Creek offers a relaxed atmosphere for beer lovers with a rotating tap. Cannonball Creek focused on Belgian ales, and experimental ingredients while also offering some of the bigger American styles. With 140 seats in the taproom, there’ll be plenty of space to have a beer and enjoy eats from rotating food trucks, or deliciousness delivered from a local restaurant like nearby Bob’s Atomic Burgers.