ADD GOLDEN TO YOUR SUMMER VACATION PLANS
Golden, nestled at the base of the magnificent Rocky Mountains, is in close proximity to two great parks: Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, and Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Golden is so close to these Colorado treasures that adding Golden into a vacation to either is super easy!
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. The park, founded in 1915, is only 50 miles and 1.5 hours from Golden. There is no lodging inside the park so camping reservations and lodging reservations in Golden are strongly recommended. Click here to check Rocky Mountain National Park’s website as there are some road closures due to the spring floods of 2013.
When you add Golden to your summer vacation you can get an early start on fun by staying overnight. That way you’ll have a chance to see our spectacular natural landscape and take advantage of all our recreational opportunities like kayaking, hiking, or hang-gliding off Lookout Mountain. Golden’s spectacular natural landscape and recreational opportunities draw outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. Golden lodging choices run the gamut from RV parks, to modern hotels, to cozy bed & breakfast rooms in our historic downtown. Stay at one of the accommodations below and you’ll get a chance to experience our small town charm and Old West friendliness.