wild flowers


nature trips

trail running


dogs on leash

kid friendly


More than 12,000 acres of dense forest, rocky peaks, and aspen-rimmed meadows laced with miles of trails awaiting the hiker, horseback rider, mountain biker and winter sports enthusiast at Golden Gate State Park. Only 30 miles from Denver, Golden Gate Canyon offers such amenities as a electrical hook-ups and tent-sites in two different campgrounds, stocked fishing ponds, picnic sites and the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, where visitors can see 100 miles of the Continental Divide. The parks numerous group facilities can host several types of events, from weddings to family reunions and company picnics. Besides camping, overnight guests can also stay at one of the five cabins and two yurts at Golden Gate. In 2008, the park began renting out guest houses, a first for a Colorado State Park. Winter will find visitors cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing and ice skating.

If the elevation gain wasn't so extreme it would be incredible. We got on the wrong trail at some point but the trail is gorgeous and well worth it.

3 days ago

4 days ago

This hike was stunning! My daughter and I didn't think it was difficult, just a very steady upward climb with some mild rock scrambling at the top. The flowers were beautiful and the views are spectacular! We took the wrong trail back down (Mule Deer) and ended up having to walk the road back to our car so we ended up doing 6 miles.

5 days ago

There is no actual trail at the point where this app leads to, only a couple of benches. I even asked the park rangers if there is a way to get this mountain and they said only if you bushwhack your way up

5 days ago

Good trail.. just don't get lost!

Great loop. Black bear trail has some great views at the top and can be hard at points. The horseshoe side of the loop is pretty casual with a few steep spots. Good mix of rigorous exercise and relatively easy stroll through the woods.

Hiked from the Mountain Lion trailhead, and first it's not on the map. The trailhead, and where I parked via the exact directions from this app is the Nott Creek entrance. Walked up to Quarry and back. Just didn't really do it for me. Probably won't be back

5 days ago

6 days ago

Don't do this one hungover. It makes a tough hike even tougher. The view from the top is worth it, however.