Golden Area Guidebook

Laura

Golden Area Guidebook

City/town information
Worth a daytrip! Frisco has a variety of beginner friendly trails, bike paths, and a beautiful downtown. Hang out by the marina for a great view.
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Frisco
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Worth a daytrip! Frisco has a variety of beginner friendly trails, bike paths, and a beautiful downtown. Hang out by the marina for a great view.
Golden is the original capital of Colorado! Home to the Coors brewery (the second largest single site brewery in the world). I recommend a walk down clear creek. There are several options for activities, including the bike library, tubing (during the summer), and plenty of great food options. Let us know if you are interested in the history of Golden- we have several resources we can share with you.
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Golden
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Golden is the original capital of Colorado! Home to the Coors brewery (the second largest single site brewery in the world). I recommend a walk down clear creek. There are several options for activities, including the bike library, tubing (during the summer), and plenty of great food options. Let us know if you are interested in the history of Golden- we have several resources we can share with you.
Food scene
Great curries, and a nice walk to downtown. Try their panang curry.
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Thai Gold Restaurant
714 14th Street
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Great curries, and a nice walk to downtown. Try their panang curry.
Great local favorite; pizza buffet and salad bar.
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Woody's Wood Fired Pizza
1305 Washington Avenue
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Great local favorite; pizza buffet and salad bar.
Great Happy hour specials; good for a heavy breakfast
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Table Mountain Inn
1310 Washington Avenue
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Great Happy hour specials; good for a heavy breakfast
Great Nepalese food. They run a popular lunch buffet.
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Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center
1518 Washington Avenue
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Great Nepalese food. They run a popular lunch buffet.
Great American Beer Festival award winning brewery.
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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
393 Washington Avenue
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Great American Beer Festival award winning brewery.
Great selection of home brews, as well as guest beers on tap. Their wine slushies are great for a summer day. There is a second location at Camp George West.
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Barrels & Bottles Brewery
600 12th Street
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Great selection of home brews, as well as guest beers on tap. Their wine slushies are great for a summer day. There is a second location at Camp George West.
Great local beers with a beautiful outdoor seating area. Guest food trucks are hosted daily. Connects to several walking trails. Dog friendly outdoor seating area.
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New Terrain Brewing Company
16401 Table Mountain Pkwy
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Great local beers with a beautiful outdoor seating area. Guest food trucks are hosted daily. Connects to several walking trails. Dog friendly outdoor seating area.
Great breakfast burritos on the go! I enjoy the half/half.
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
2501 Ford Street
Great breakfast burritos on the go! I enjoy the half/half.
Great lunch burritos! A great lunch to take by clear creek.
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Bonfire Burritos
17025 South Golden Road
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Great lunch burritos! A great lunch to take by clear creek.
Best Pizza in the Denver Metro area
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Fat Sully's - Tennyson
4275 Tennyson St
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Best Pizza in the Denver Metro area
Best Vegan restaurant in Denver. Their mixed drinks and vegan chicken and waffles are amazing. I recommend making a reservation, as they can be busy.
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Watercourse Foods
837 East 17th Avenue
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Best Vegan restaurant in Denver. Their mixed drinks and vegan chicken and waffles are amazing. I recommend making a reservation, as they can be busy.
Pretty much everything includes bacon. Try the bacon flight.
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Bacon Social House
2434 W 44th Ave
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Pretty much everything includes bacon. Try the bacon flight.
The premiere sushi restaurant in denver.
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Sushi Den
1487 South Pearl Street
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The premiere sushi restaurant in denver.
Sightseeing
A beautiful hike up to a small glacier. This is the most accessible glacier in the area. Parking is available for a small fee. Come on weekdays to avoid traffic.
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St. Mary's Glacier
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A beautiful hike up to a small glacier. This is the most accessible glacier in the area. Parking is available for a small fee. Come on weekdays to avoid traffic.
A Colorado classic! Learn how the beer making process works. I work for Coors, so I can answer any additional questions you may have.
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Coors Brewery Tour
13th Street
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A Colorado classic! Learn how the beer making process works. I work for Coors, so I can answer any additional questions you may have.
Buffalo Bill was a native of Golden. Learn more about his "wild west show."
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Buffalo Bill's Grave
987 Lookout Mountain Road
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Buffalo Bill was a native of Golden. Learn more about his "wild west show."
A great summer hiking or 4X4 road. Only high clearance vehicles with 4-wheel drive should attempt this trek. Parking can be limited and is at the base of the road. Moose frequent this area.
Loch Lomond
A great summer hiking or 4X4 road. Only high clearance vehicles with 4-wheel drive should attempt this trek. Parking can be limited and is at the base of the road. Moose frequent this area.
A great state park with miles of trails. An entry fee to park does apply.
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Golden Gate Canyon State Park
92 Crawford Gulch Road
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A great state park with miles of trails. An entry fee to park does apply.
By the Evergreen golf course. Ice skating is offered during the winter.
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Evergreen Lake
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By the Evergreen golf course. Ice skating is offered during the winter.
A great dog park with even better views. An entry fee does apply.
Chatfield Dog Park
A great dog park with even better views. An entry fee does apply.
Can be hot in the summer, but a great free place to let your dog blow off some steam. I do recommend not going mid-day during the summer.
West Arvada Dog Park
17975 W 64th Ave
Can be hot in the summer, but a great free place to let your dog blow off some steam. I do recommend not going mid-day during the summer.
Neighborhoods
Old town Arvada is a quiet eclectic place to explore. Check out the German bakery for some coffee or sweets, or the schoolhouse for a great selection of food and whiskey.
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Olde Town Arvada
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Old town Arvada is a quiet eclectic place to explore. Check out the German bakery for some coffee or sweets, or the schoolhouse for a great selection of food and whiskey.
The artsy side of denver.
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River North Art District
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The artsy side of denver.

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Samgöngur

Lightrail Advice

The Lightrail is the best/easiest way to get to downtown denver. Get on 93 and stop off at the Jeffco government center (roughly 15-20 minutes from our home). Tickets are inexpensive, and you can buy a daypass to explore downtown and a decent chunk of the frontrange. The "RTD" app lets you buy and activate tickets in advance.
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Check out JeffCo's Open Spaces!

Jeffco has many open spaces that are free to the public. Some really local ones are: Centennial cone park (seasonally closed for the Elk) Clear creek canyon park; a great place to see climbers. North Table Mountain; great views of coors and downtown Dinosaur Ridge; includes dinosaur fossils Mount Galbraith (towards the base of golden gate canyon); go early on weekends to get a parking spot. Lookout Mountain Preserve and nature center; you can see the gravesite of buffalo bill. The buffalo bill museum is available for an extra fee.
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What to wear/pack- hiking/daytrips

Colorado can have unpredictable weather. If hiking or out and about, I highly recommend: Layers: carry some light layers, including a water resistant windbreaker. Sunscreen: The Colorado sun can be intense. Bring sunscreen, especially in the summer. Don't forget SPF lip balm. Water: As a rough estimate, if you are not from the west, drink double your normal water consumption when hiking. Shoes: Bring sturdy shoes. If rock scrambling, I recommend shoes with good ankle support.
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Respect Local Wildlife

Local wildlife can include mountain lions, bears, elk, deer, lynx, bobcat, coyotes, etc. Respect local wildlife; if you encounter some, please give them space. Keep children and dogs close to you at all times.