Located only 12 miles from downtown
Denver, Golden is where the plains meet
the mountains. Sitting in spectacular Clear
Creek valley, Golden is surrounded by
With all this scenery, Golden is at heart a
mountain town. More than 30 miles of paved
off-road bike trails follow Clear Creek right
through the center of downtown heading
up into the mountains. Golden is filled with
The pretty campus of the Colorado School of
Mines is located downtown, giving Golden a
true college town atmosphere. The main
street is lined with coffee shops, restaurants,
breweries, art galleries, one-of-a-kind
clothing shops, and outdoor cafes. There
is a college town sophistication to Golden,
evident in its museums and fine dining. The
Foothills Arts Center has changing exhibits by
top name artists ranging from Ansel Adams
to Toulouse Lautrec.
In recent years, Golden has become a dining
destination with the critically acclaimed
Abejas, the popular brunch spot Sassafras
American Eatery, and the one-of-a-kind
Sherpa House, which recreates an authentic
farmhouse from Nepal.
And Golden is the biggest little beer town in
the world. Coors Brewery was started here in
1873 when German brewer Adolph Coors
found some natural springs. Golden has six
other small craft breweries, three of them
downtown within easy walking distance,
as well as two distilleries. Golden’s craft
breweries all offer outdoor beer gardens and
food trucks in a relaxed atmosphere, where
neighbors and dogs are welcome.
Finally, Golden is one of Colorado’s most
historic towns. The original state capitol was
here (the building is now the Old Capitol
Grill and Smokehouse) and Golden is filled
with quiet tree-lined streets of gorgeous
With its valley and mountain location, Golden
is a small town filled with big views.
Denver’s Closest Mountain Town
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Whether you’re after a full-course recovery meal or just grabbing a snack,
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