Golden

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Golden

This picturesque college city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is the final resting place of Buffalo Bill and is a great destination for lovers of the outdoors.

Situated just outside of Denver, this gold rush city has some of the best hospitality and outdoor fun in the region. Golden lies in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is surrounded by towering peaks and rolling hills. If you could use a break from the big city that Denver has become, book a getaway in this historic town with its laid-back western charm.

Discover the city’s heritage and history as you walk through its streets. There are three residential historical districts here offering examples of architecture from the past. Visit the 12th Street district to see a number of upper-middle class Victorian houses or Clear Creek for more modest homes from the era.

Visit the Colorado Railroad Museum to learn about the early settlers of the state and the importance of rail travel during the gold rush. Visit Coors Brewery, one of the largest single-site breweries in the world. Discover some local history at the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.

Clear Creek was once the source of much of the gold in the area but today is mostly used for water sports. See whitewater rafters traverse the course that runs through the center of town or give it a go yourself. Lessons, guided tours and gear are available from operators in town. You can also go horse riding, mountain biking and hiking in the mountains surrounding the town. Guided tours and gear rental for those activities are available from the Golden Visitors Center in the middle of town.

When you get hungry, stop at one of the local establishments. This is a college town, so there are many restaurants, bars and cafés offering affordable drinks and meals. The main street is where it is all happening but this town rarely gets overcrowded.

Golden can be reached by car, light rail or bus in less than half an hour from Denver. There is plenty of free parking around and accommodation is easy to arrange.

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
3 out of 5
14700 West 6th Avenue Frontage Road, Golden, CO
The price is AU$135 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Colorado Mills Mall, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Coors Brewery and Red Rocks Amphitheater. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Golden/Red Rocks
Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
3 out of 5
15059 West Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO
The price is AU$151 per night from 21 Oct. to 21 Oct.
Located in Denver West, this hotel is 6 mi (9.6 km) from Red Rocks Amphitheater, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Ball Arena and Denver Art Museum. Empower Field ...
4/5 Very Good! (31 reviews)
"Very courteous staff. Very efficient. Facilities clean. Only issue was just that the bathroom was small if you are a larger person."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO
The price is AU$172 per night from 16 Nov. to 16 Nov.
Situated in a state park, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Fossil Trace Golf Club and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Dinosaur Ridge. Red Rocks Amphitheater and Red Rocks ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,495 reviews)
"Great for concerts"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Camping site near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks, Ski Resorts
Camping site near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks, Ski Resorts
1133 County Rd 93, Golden, CO
The price is AU$141 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is within 3 miles (5 km) of Red Rocks Amphitheater, Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks Park. Fossil Trace Golf Club and Colorado ...
Camping site near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks, Ski Resorts
Downtown Golden Walkout
Downtown Golden Walkout
B 154 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO
Situated in Golden, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, Clear Creek History Park and Astor House Museum. ...
Downtown Golden Walkout
5 Star Western Cabin Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Skiing, Newly updated
5 Star Western Cabin Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Skiing, Newly updated
339 Rudi Ln, Golden, CO
This family-friendly Golden cabin is located in a rural location, 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Eldorado Canyon State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Carousel of Happiness ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (78 reviews)
Senior Adults visiting the west.
"Wonderful house and fantastic view. Plenty of room for all 6 of us. Appreciated the us of the washer and dryer. Kitchen very well equipped. Good gas grill on the deck. We were worried about all the steps - into the house and between rooms. We managed to negotiate all of them with no falls, but a ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2021

5 Star Western Cabin Golden, Boulder, Nederland, Skiing, Newly updated
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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