Golden Gate Canyon State Park

If you’re looking to get away to a stunning park that has something for everyone, look no further than the stunning Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Located in Golden, Colorado, the park is open from 5am to 10pm. Daily passes are $10. Be sure to check with the park regarding the current guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you’re going to camp at the park and stay in your RV or you’re planning to just visit for the day, there is truly something for everyone to do here. From enjoying the grand Colorado views to just breathing in fresh air, this is a place where you will truly find your away.

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hiking at golden gate canyon

If there’s one thing people come to Colorado to do it’s hike. You’ll love how the trails at Golden Gate Canyon State Park are open year round unless otherwise noted. Dogs are allowed on the trails, but they must be on a six foot leash at all times. We also ask that everyone pick up after their pets as a courtesy to other hikers and a part of keeping the trails and ecosystem clean.

Horseback Riding

If you’re lucky enough to get to see the world on horseback, then you will love this park. If offers 19 miles of horseback riding trails, as well as parking for horse trailers at Nott Creek, Kriley Overlook and the entrance to Aspen Meadow Campground.


Fishing is another favorite pastime of park visitors. According to the park’s website,”Fishing is permitted in any stream or pond at Golden Gate Canyon State Park with the exception of the Visitor Center Show Pond. The daily bag limit at Golden Gate Canyon is four fish. There is an ADA-accessible fishing pier at Kriley Pond. The Park’s ponds include Kriley, Slough, Dude’s Fishing Hole, Forgotten Valley and Ranch Ponds. Ponds are stocked regularly during the spring and summer. A Colorado fishing license is required as well as a daily or annual vehicle pass.”

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