Welcome to Golden
An outdoor enthusiast’s oasis with its Wild West historic charm
Golden is a charming community at the foothills leading up to the mighty Rocky Mountains and 15 miles directly west of downtown Denver. Formally a booming gold rush town, the historic downtown still has the essence of the gold-rush era adding to its unique appeal. Coors Brewery has been headquartered here, brewing beer since 1873, and is one of the most well-known brands in the beer industry. Beer lovers are in luck as several craft breweries call Golden home too. Commuting into downtown Denver is a straight shot east via I-70 and will take about 25 minutes.
Residents embrace outdoor adventure and keep a very active lifestyle exploring countless trails for hiking or cycling. In the winter months, skiers and snowboarders have access to several ski resorts close by. It has a suburban feel nestled between nature and the city, with all the amenities you might need within reach. Three annual festivals that bring the community together for fun and celebration are Buffalo Bill Days
, Golden Fine Arts Festival
, and the Environmental Film Festival
What to Love
- A historic gold rush-era town with a bustling downtown
- Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains
- Home to Coors Beer and many craft breweries
- Convenient access to downtown Denver via I-70
Golden is a historic gold rush town at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, where residents appreciate the sweeping mountain views as a backdrop. Staying active in the community and outdoor adventure is a priority for locals.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Golden is perfect for all foodies who enjoy sampling delicious food from various cuisines. Abejas
is an upscale and unique restaurant serving New American fare in a cozy setting perfect for date night. At Bella Colibri
, you will find rustic Italian cuisine with elevated traditional dishes that are a local favorite. Whether meeting up for drinks after work or dinner, explore the excellent wine list and creative menu items at Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
At Bridgewater Grill
, you can dine creekside with lovely views while tasting upscale American dishes using fresh seasonal ingredients sourced locally. For more eclectic flavors, Sherpa House Restaurant
is a hit for outstanding authentic Nepalese meals with a décor resembling a Sherpa house. For mouthwatering pizza, look no further than Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza
, known for its semolina and honey crust that makes you crave another slice.
In the vibrant historic downtown, there are many charming boutique-style shops, cafes, and eateries to visit. Each Saturday from June to October, locals can peruse Golden Farmers Market
for fresh in-season fruits, vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, honey, coffee, and more.
Things To Do
With its proximity to the Rocky Mountains, the list of outdoor activities is endless in Golden, no matter the time of the year. Top activities in the mountains above Golden range from hiking, rock climbing, cycling, skiing, and spending time in nature. For an easy hike through downtown, Clear Creek Trail runs along Clear Creek and is a great place to take a stroll. If you are in search of a longer hike, North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead
and Chimney Gulch Trailhead
offer beautiful scenery and rewarding views. Cyclists will love hopping onto the paved Clear Creek Trail running parallel to the creek that will take you all the way to Denver if you are ambitious.