WHERE TO GET OUTDOOR GEAR IN GOLDEN
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!
HIKING & CAMPING GEAR
Bent Gate Mountaineering
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.
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 Mountainsmith.com.
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. They will also help develop community through their "Runners Corner", with a Skratch Slushie station located within the store and books and videos to inspire you to be your fittest self! Runners High is also dedicated to helping you achieve a long and healthy 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. Runners High is energized by its owners, Ken Pliska and Deb Spence (who, by the way, were married at the finish of the 2008 Boston Marathon). Ken brings his passion for running and his amazing “track” record to Runners High. He has run and raced for 34 years, qualifying (with a time of 2:20:48) for the US Olympic Marathon Trials in 2004. Ken has run 20 consecutive Boston Marathons and was the 2nd American finisher at the Boston Marathon in 2004. His PRs include his 2:20:48 marathon and a 1:08:10 half marathon finish. Ken holds the Canyonlands half marathon masters’ course record of 1:10:24, set in 2007, and has been named one of the “Legends of St. George” for his marathon performances throughout the years. Ken’s friendly and humble attitude makes runners of all levels and abilities feel encouraged. Deb began running as a young mother of four children, and continued to run for fitness until her children were grown. She ran her first marathon for her 50th birthday, running with her oldest daughter, Liz, who flew to Chicago from her home in Costa Rica, for the marathon. Deb ran 10 marathons in 5 years, and qualified for the Boston Marathon at her second marathon. It was at The Boston Marathon that she met Ken, the love of her life, and they were married at the finish line of the Boston Marathon two years later. Deb has raced all distances from the 5K to the marathon and is currently competing in triathlons.
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
Big Ring Cycles bike shop specializes in professional fittings for high performance road, triathlon and mountain bikes. Big Ring Cycles stocks the best selection of high end bikes in the country and provides repair services cycling classes and information about biking in Golden. Big Ring Cycles has always focused on the customer experience and high performance road, triathlon/TT and mountain bikes. They offer bike fittings, have a full service department and offer personal training and coaching to help you meet your performance goals. They also offer bike rentals.
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 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, BikeParts.com contains over 39,000 products from over 600 manufacturers. Peak Cycles also rents bicycles.
Pedal Pushers Cyclery
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.
RIVER SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Golden River Sports
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.
Arbor Anglers is a premiere fly shop with the biggest names in fly fishing! They carry top name brands like Patagonia, Umpqua Feather Merchants, Redington, SMITH Optics, Fishpond, and many more. They offer individual customer service. Follow them on Facebook for updates and special events. Their motto is "If we sell it, we fish it".