Golden’s beautiful landscapes, well-built trails, unique mesas and proximity to the foothills makes it the perfect place for outdoor recreation. Which explains why this quaint town is packed with outdoor gear shops. You’ll find the gear you need right here in Golden, no matter which recreational activity you plan to do!


  • Bent Gate Mountaineering
    Not all moms want flowers and chocolate. Get her something a little cooler this year! We hand picked some of the best new styles of the summer along with a number of our best sellers. Check them out in our new Mother's Day Collection. As an added bonus, we are offering 20% off the entire collection until Monday, May 11th! Use coupon code MOTHERSDAY2020 at checkout to save on all the items in our Mother's Day Collection. USE COUPON CODE: MOTHERSDAY2020 Re-opening: SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2020 Bent Gate is taking web & phone orders and customers by appointment. Please email us at or Bent Gate Mountaineering, a full service mountaineering shop, specializes in providing superior outdoor gear, and information with regard to rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, bouldering, trail running, telemark and randonee skiing, backpacking, hiking and general outdoor fun in Golden. Customer service is of the utmost importance.
  • Mountain Side Gear Rental
    Golden is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains and what better way is there to see the Rockies than from the trail? We are a full-service outdoor store with the best map and trail food selection in the area. Mountain Side is staffed with local and Colorado recreation experts ready to answer any questions and give sage advice. Mountain Side sells and rents everything you need for a fun, safe day in our backyard. Whether it is a child carrier backpack for a day hike, snowshoes and a backpack, a cooler and camping chairs, tents and sleeping bags or a complete kit that has it all, we have what you want. Check out our website for our full inventory of rental gear and check our listings for upcoming adventures that we will be hosting.
  • Mountainsmith
    Mountainsmith in Golden, is the headquarters for the Mountainsmith outdoor gear brand, housing their design, operations, sales, marketing, and customer service employees. Visitors are welcome to come in to see their latest line of products in the showroom and try them on for size. While visitors cannot make purchases directly from the showroom, every visitor walks away with a sticker and a 20% off coupon to use on
  • Runners High
    Runners High, Golden's specialty running store is dedicated to developing better runners and a larger community of runners in the Golden, Arvada, Genesee and Evergreen areas. Runners High achieves this goal through group runs, sponsorship of organized runs, educational seminars and other fun, community events. Runners High is also dedicated to helping you achieve a long and healthy walking, hiking and running career through our expertise in fitting you with the proper shoe, through our experience and with our free gait analysis. They carry ONLY the best brands of running shoes and the finest running apparel and accessories to make each and every one of your runs a success. During COVID-19 restrictions, we currently require face coverings and we are able to accommodate a good number of customers while respecting the 6 foot radius of distancing. We offer both curbside pickup and free delivery as options, if you prefer to stay home or stay outside our store. Stop by today!!
  • Vital Outdoors
    Our new hours for now are 11 - 5 everyday. County & State Guidance for Entering: Masks required at all times Keep 6-foot distancing If you are experiencing fever or symptoms of respiratory illness, please do not enter the store At this time there is No public restroom available Limited number of customers in-store Thank you for your patience! NOW OPEN - 25% to 50% OFF SALE - Patagonia, Kuhl, Marmot, prAna, North Face, Chaco, Black Diamond, Big Agnes, Keen, La Sportiva and a lot more! Vital Outdoors offers a wide array of the absolute best-made gear including backpacking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, cycling, kayaking, mountaineering gear and more, all at competitive prices. Vital Outdoors stands behind all of their products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Employees know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear.


  • Big Ring Cycles
    At Big Ring Cycles, we are dedicated to providing the very best in high-end bicycles and remain open with modified business hours. We are open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays) to help maximize your weekend ride time, yet still give our amazing staff the chance to go for a long ride too. We are limiting store access to no more than 5 customers at a time. We are requesting customers use the front door, not the back so we can greet you and help you find what you need. If you need your bike serviced, please call the service department at 303.216-2000 so a majority of the work order detail can be competed before you bring your bike in. If you are stopping in to pick up a particular product, please call us ahead of time and we will have it ready and waiting for you. If you pay by credit card, we can speed you on your way all the more quickly and can even meet you curbside. 303-216-2000 At Big Ring Cycles, we believe that every customer is different, and that every customer has their own wants, needs, and requirements. We make it our priority to ensure that we provide each customer with the perfect bicycle for them. In addition, we offer professional bike fitting, bicycle maintenance and repair by our highly skilled technicians, as well as individualized coaching programs for those that want to take their training to the next level.
  • Golden Bike Shop
    Golden Bike Shop is a bike shop that sells, repairs and rents mountain, road, trail, and kids bikes. The Golden Bike Shop is a small store with a personal feel and offers a “try before you buy” program. Enjoy quick turn-around on bicycle repairs and special orders.
  • Peak Cycles
    Peak Cycles is open to perform bike repairs and sales. Due to Covid-19 we are not allowing any customers into the shop at this time. We have a table and bike stands in front of the shop so we can bring products and/or bikes to you outside for purchase. Our service department is also performing pick-up and drop-off of repair bikes outside. We are not allowing any bike rentals or demos until further notice. Online store is also open Peak Cycles has friendly and knowledgeable staff who understand the needs of all cyclists from the recreational rider to the most demanding racer. Full service shop: focusing on mountain bike suspension and frame overhauls, disc brake overhauls, custom wheel building, custom bike builds, contains over 39,000 products from over 600 manufacturers. Peak Cycles also rents bicycles.
  • Pedal Pushers Cyclery
    We hope this finds you well during these uncertain times. With the heightened CDC warnings and associated closures, we have decided to temporarily close our establishment on Sundays due the limitations on staffing. We are also implementing new safety and sanitizing procedures. This was a difficult decision, as we have always dedicated ourselves to being open 7 days a week, but we want to ensure the safety of all of our clients and staff and our valued community. We realize that for some of you the timing may be bad with the foreseeable weather getting better. If there is an essential need, please don't hesitate to contact us at and we can try to accommodate you as best as possible. We have local staff that may be available to help as well. Please keep in mind that we are only allowing essential clients into the store to access the credit card machine. Currently, we have a ONE client per employee rule. Furthermore, until further notice, for an undetermined, and optimistically, short period of time, we will be asking all bikes that are being brought in, to be placed in the rack in the front of the store for a thorough sanitizing, with the same procedure on the way out. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but feel this is the right thing to do to help us all better manage this virus so that we can return to our daily lives. Most of all, let us breathe deeply and be kind. Let’s take care of each other and help each other through a scary time. We’re going to be OK. We will emerge richer in experience, because we took the right actions. And we will be ready to help each other and our communities come back up to full speed when the time is right. Please be safe and healthy! ERIC FRANCIS (OWNER) Pedal Pushers Cyclery prides itself on personalized service, customized fitting and attention from factory trained and certified technicians. Pedal Pushers Cyclery offers Rent A Bench which includes access to a complete tool bench, all shop tools and guidance from a professional mechanic. Call to schedule a time! They carry all-mountain bikes, light road bikes and bikes for kids. Pedal Pushers also offers bike rentals. They are passionate about the bikes they carry, and it's catchy.


  • Golden River Sports
    Welcome to May! You made it and so have we. Golden River Sports is slowly reopening our doors according to state, county and local mandates. Currently, we are open for phone orders including gift cards. We are also able to ship items or arrange curbside pickup. We hope to open our doors for customers within the next couple of weeks so please be patient with us as we navigate through these continued confusing times. Email us at, send a private message through our Facebook page or call us at (303) 215-9386. We are here for you and oh so happy to continue serving our community. ***Golden River Sports is still booking guided trips for the 2020 season as soon as we get the green light. Kyle Perkins, Fly Fishing manager of GRS says, "We are currently in the process of working on our protocols to ensure equipment is sanitized and our clients and guides adhere to social distancing." If you are able to get out and do some fly fishing safely on your own close to home - BRAVO! Please call us for all your supply needs including leaders, tippet, and flies, flies, flies, FLIES!. We can help you choose over the phone, deliver to you curbside and make sure you are ready for marvelous May. May "COVID" Hours: -Mon through Wed 11am til 4pm -Thu and Fri appointment only -Closed Sat and Sun until mid-May Golden River Sports is a full-service kayak, SUP, fly fishing and tubing shop located two blocks north of Clear Creek on Washington Avenue (between 8th and 9th streets). Sign up for kayak lessons and rentals or fly fishing guided trips and fly-tying classes. Golden River Sports also has a full line of SUP supplies i.e. stand up paddle boards, rip boards, inflatable kayaks and tubes. At Golden River Sports you will enjoy a great selection of unique gifts, gear, clothing, and more. Golden River Sports is just minutes away from the Golden’s Whitewater Kayaking Course on 10th Street and the “Golden Mile” fishing habitat on Clear Creek. Members of the staff are all fly fishing experts, SUP and kayakers themselves and take pride in helping you with all your equipment needs.
  • Golden Fly Shop
    Golden Fly is a premiere fly shop with the biggest names in fly fishing! They carry top name brands like Patagonia, Fishpond, G. Loomis, Hatch, Yeti, and many more. They offer local guided trips as well as hosted trips around the world. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook for updates and special events.


  • Powder7
    Powder7 is one of the largest family-owned and operated ski shops in Colorado. Conducting most of their business via their website,, 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. Powder7 is one of the few local shops that sells skis and ski gear year-round, Powder7 also carries skis, bindings, boots, snowboards, helmets, goggles, jackets and much more from all the top brands in the snowsports industry. Powder7 is North America's premier online ski shop and is located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in historic Golden, Colorado. Powder7 specializes in providing superior outdoor ski gear. Every item listed on their site is in-stock and ready to ship, allowing them to ship faster than competitors.
  • Icelantic Skis
    It is our mission to annually provide the snow sports industry with a high-performance product that is truly different in all aspects. We invite you to expand your minds and enjoy the ride with us! Our skis are handcrafted in Colorado using the highest quality materials and are backed by a two-year warranty. Icelantic's Head Artist, Travis Parr, incorporates profound original painting into the ski's graphics, ensuring a visual experience like nothing you have ever seen. Icelantic pursues a totally unique exploration of ski design, committed to fresh concepts and constant innovation. Feel free to stop by our Headquarters and Gallery in the Sante Fe Art District in Denver. Hours are typically 9AM-5PM. Whether we are conscious of it, or not, the human brain is actively seeking the structural limits of reality. It is at these limits where reality expands beyond the realm of rationality and enters the realm of wonder. By experiencing wonder, it becomes grounded in space and time, becoming part of our reality. It is here, at this crux of science and art, that we choose to take action. We are committed to exploring the structure of wonder and delivering our results to you.