Guidebook for Golden

Julie
Guidebook for Golden

Sightseeing

OUTDOOR CONCERTS-- If you want to just kickback and enjoy a concert at world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre—check it out—2 miles from the Air B&B apartment. http://www.redrocksonline.com/
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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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OUTDOOR CONCERTS-- If you want to just kickback and enjoy a concert at world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre—check it out—2 miles from the Air B&B apartment. http://www.redrocksonline.com/
one of the hottest front range cycling destinations. The base of Lookout Mountain Rd. is 10 minutes from from the "Foothills" apartment. Here's a taste: http://youtu.be/pqmI10LympY
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Lookout Mountain Park
987 Lookout Mountain Road
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one of the hottest front range cycling destinations. The base of Lookout Mountain Rd. is 10 minutes from from the "Foothills" apartment. Here's a taste: http://youtu.be/pqmI10LympY
Apex Park appeals to both hikers and mountain bikers. The trailhead is a 5 minute walk from the "Foothills" apartment. http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R4.htm
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Apex Park
121 County Road 93
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Apex Park appeals to both hikers and mountain bikers. The trailhead is a 5 minute walk from the "Foothills" apartment. http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R4.htm
the Coors Brewery is tucked between North & South Table Mountain and has a great brewery tour. http://www.coors.com/agegate/
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Coors Brewery Tour
13th Street
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the Coors Brewery is tucked between North & South Table Mountain and has a great brewery tour. http://www.coors.com/agegate/
another great open space park--just up Golden Gate Canyon--20 minutes from "Foothills" apartment. This one has less climbing--but beautiful vistas. http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R95.htm
Centennial Cone Park West Trailhead
2224 Douglas Mountain Drive
another great open space park--just up Golden Gate Canyon--20 minutes from "Foothills" apartment. This one has less climbing--but beautiful vistas. http://jeffco.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R95.htm
Did somebody say kayaking—we’ve got one of the best white water kayaking parks right in downtown Golden! http://www.cityofgolden.net/play/recreation-attractions/clear-creek-white-water-park/
Clear Creek RV Park
1400 10th Street
Did somebody say kayaking—we’ve got one of the best white water kayaking parks right in downtown Golden! http://www.cityofgolden.net/play/recreation-attractions/clear-creek-white-water-park/
Liquid Descent is a whitewater rafting company with sites in Idaho Springs (30 minutes away) and Kremmling Colorado (on the way to Steamboat). They have great guided tours for the really adventurous!
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Liquid Descent Rafting
1896 Stanley Road
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Liquid Descent is a whitewater rafting company with sites in Idaho Springs (30 minutes away) and Kremmling Colorado (on the way to Steamboat). They have great guided tours for the really adventurous!
This is a historic mining railroad that offers train rides that have really awesome views. 35 miles from Golden in Georgetown Colorado! And they have combo packages with mine tours too!
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
646 Loop Drive
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This is a historic mining railroad that offers train rides that have really awesome views. 35 miles from Golden in Georgetown Colorado! And they have combo packages with mine tours too!
This local museum only minutes from the apartment offers a glimpse of the first dinosaur discoveries in Colorado; check out the stegosaurus and Apatosaurus fossils.
Morrison Natural History Museum
501 Colorado 8
This local museum only minutes from the apartment offers a glimpse of the first dinosaur discoveries in Colorado; check out the stegosaurus and Apatosaurus fossils.
Dinosaur Ridge is really cool for the whole family. You can hike it or take the shuttle from the gift store. There are actual dinosaur tracks from millions of years ago! Also, great for cycling!
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Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center
16831 W Alameda Pkwy
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Dinosaur Ridge is really cool for the whole family. You can hike it or take the shuttle from the gift store. There are actual dinosaur tracks from millions of years ago! Also, great for cycling!

Everything Else

SKIING: Apartment is 1 hour from the best skiing in the world! Check out the Arapahoe Basin webcams for the latest snow conditions: http://www.arapahoebasin.com/abasin/snow-conditions/web-cams.aspx
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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
28194 U.S. 6
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SKIING: Apartment is 1 hour from the best skiing in the world! Check out the Arapahoe Basin webcams for the latest snow conditions: http://www.arapahoebasin.com/abasin/snow-conditions/web-cams.aspx
Hiking in Golden is awesome! Head out for a hike or rock climbing on the top of this beautiful flat top mountain. https://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R28.htm
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North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead
4788 Colorado 93
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Hiking in Golden is awesome! Head out for a hike or rock climbing on the top of this beautiful flat top mountain. https://www.co.jefferson.co.us/openspace/openspace_T56_R28.htm
if your into golf come and check out the links at this course with the foothills on one side & North and South Table Mountain on the other! Breathtaking scenery while you golf! www.fossiltrace.com
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Fossil Trace Golf Club
3050 Illinois Street
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if your into golf come and check out the links at this course with the foothills on one side & North and South Table Mountain on the other! Breathtaking scenery while you golf! www.fossiltrace.com
SKIING! Copper Mountain is a little over an hour away. Great skiing for the whole family! http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/index.html
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Copper Mountain
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SKIING! Copper Mountain is a little over an hour away. Great skiing for the whole family! http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/index.html
SKIING! One of the most popular ski resorts for locals-cause its a fun western town PLUS great skiing! Breckenridge-a little over an hour from "Foothills" apartment. http://www.breckenridge.com/
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Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 Ski Hill Road
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SKIING! One of the most popular ski resorts for locals-cause its a fun western town PLUS great skiing! Breckenridge-a little over an hour from "Foothills" apartment. http://www.breckenridge.com/
SKIING! Just an hour from the "Foothills" apartment. Great skiing in the winter and mountain biking & hiking in the summer! http://www.keystoneresort.com/
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Keystone Resort
1202 Jones Gulch Road
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SKIING! Just an hour from the "Foothills" apartment. Great skiing in the winter and mountain biking & hiking in the summer! http://www.keystoneresort.com/
SKIING! Vail speaks for itself! Come enjoy the spring powder in the back bowls! An hour 1/2 from the "Foothills" apartment. http://www.vail.com/
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Vail
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SKIING! Vail speaks for itself! Come enjoy the spring powder in the back bowls! An hour 1/2 from the "Foothills" apartment. http://www.vail.com/
SKIING: Winter Park is really popular with locals--and has a great variety of beginner and black diamond slopes (double black, too!). http://www.winterparkresort.com/
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Winter Park
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SKIING: Winter Park is really popular with locals--and has a great variety of beginner and black diamond slopes (double black, too!). http://www.winterparkresort.com/
This is our local Motocross park--they have lots of fun motocross events over the summer!
Thunder Valley Park
701 South Rooney Road
This is our local Motocross park--they have lots of fun motocross events over the summer!
This nationally known speedway has a great lineup of races. Just 2 miles from the Foothills apartment. The 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals are happening July 19-21, 2013!
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Bandimere Speedway
3051 South Rooney Road
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This nationally known speedway has a great lineup of races. Just 2 miles from the Foothills apartment. The 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals are happening July 19-21, 2013!

Food Scene

One of my favorite local restaurants! Just minutes from the "Foothills" apartment. Great happy hour and dinner specials. http://www.tablemountaininn.com
Table Mountain Inn Hotel, Grill & Cantina
1310 Washington Avenue
One of my favorite local restaurants! Just minutes from the "Foothills" apartment. Great happy hour and dinner specials. http://www.tablemountaininn.com
A newer restaurant and wine bar right in the center of "Old Town Golden." Five minutes from the apartment. Nice contemporary menu selection. http://www.indulgewinebar.com/
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Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
1299 Washington Avenue
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A newer restaurant and wine bar right in the center of "Old Town Golden." Five minutes from the apartment. Nice contemporary menu selection. http://www.indulgewinebar.com/
is the closest coffee shop to the "Foothills" apartment. Walking distance just down Heritage Road. And its a great used bookstore too--with free wi-fi. http://www.beanfosters.com/
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Bean Fosters
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is the closest coffee shop to the "Foothills" apartment. Walking distance just down Heritage Road. And its a great used bookstore too--with free wi-fi. http://www.beanfosters.com/
coffee shop right in the center of Golden. All the local cyclists gather here for coffee before heading up 19th to climb Lookout Mountain.
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Starbucks
1301 Washington Avenue
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coffee shop right in the center of Golden. All the local cyclists gather here for coffee before heading up 19th to climb Lookout Mountain.
has great pizza! And movie night on Tuesday nights.
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Woody's Wood Fired Pizza
1305 Washington Avenue
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has great pizza! And movie night on Tuesday nights.
This is a lovely place with a balcony for dining that looks over Clear Creek. A great place to go for lunch or dinner to watch the river run by.
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Bridgewater Grill
800 11th Street
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This is a lovely place with a balcony for dining that looks over Clear Creek. A great place to go for lunch or dinner to watch the river run by.

Arts & Culture

cool local museum dedicated to mountain & rock climbing. Ck it out before you head up to North Table Mountain for the best rock climbing in the metro area. www.mountaineeringmuseum.org
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American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
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cool local museum dedicated to mountain & rock climbing. Ck it out before you head up to North Table Mountain for the best rock climbing in the metro area. www.mountaineeringmuseum.org
our local art museum. Has juried exhibits and a great yearly documentary film festival. www.foothillsartcenter.org
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Foothills Art Center
809 15th Street
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our local art museum. Has juried exhibits and a great yearly documentary film festival. www.foothillsartcenter.org
Geology museum at our local Colorado College. Great for the whole family! ww.mines.edu/Geology_Museum
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple Street
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Geology museum at our local Colorado College. Great for the whole family! ww.mines.edu/Geology_Museum

Shopping

lovely "Old Town Golden" is the soul of this community. Small shops, restaurants, bars and Clear Creek right in the middle of town. http://www.visitgolden.com/
1019 10th St
lovely "Old Town Golden" is the soul of this community. Small shops, restaurants, bars and Clear Creek right in the middle of town. http://www.visitgolden.com/
is the closest mall to the "Foothills" apartment. Only 5 minutes away towards Denver. Has shops, restaurants and theatres.
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Colorado Mills
14500 West Colfax Avenue
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is the closest mall to the "Foothills" apartment. Only 5 minutes away towards Denver. Has shops, restaurants and theatres.
One of 5 bikestores in Golden. Really the best! They are right in the middle of downtown. They rent bikes (road, mountain, cruisers). $35 a day for the hybrids and $45 a day for a roadbike!
Peak Cycles - BikeParts.com
1224 Washington Avenue
One of 5 bikestores in Golden. Really the best! They are right in the middle of downtown. They rent bikes (road, mountain, cruisers). $35 a day for the hybrids and $45 a day for a roadbike!
One of 5 bikestores in Golden!
Golden Bike Shop
722 Washington Avenue
One of 5 bikestores in Golden!
Pedal Pushers Cyclery is the closest bikeshop to the apartment. Just down Heritage Road off 6th. I got my new handlebar tape there--cool chartruse green! Their phone number is 303-365-2453
710 Golden Ridge Rd
710 Golden Ridge Rd
Pedal Pushers Cyclery is the closest bikeshop to the apartment. Just down Heritage Road off 6th. I got my new handlebar tape there--cool chartruse green! Their phone number is 303-365-2453

Drinks & Nightlife

is the 2nd largest brewery in Golden. Really just a "beer garden" popular with locals. Come and grab a pale ale & chat at picnic tables. Best craft brew in Golden!\www.gcbrewery.com
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Golden City Brewery
920 12th Street
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is the 2nd largest brewery in Golden. Really just a "beer garden" popular with locals. Come and grab a pale ale & chat at picnic tables. Best craft brew in Golden!\www.gcbrewery.com
has the best selection craft and imported beers in the area! And its a great restaurant too! Try the lettace wraps appetizer! Mmmm, yummy! https://www.yardhouse.com/CO/lakewood-restaurant/
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Yard House
14500 West Colfax Avenue
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has the best selection craft and imported beers in the area! And its a great restaurant too! Try the lettace wraps appetizer! Mmmm, yummy! https://www.yardhouse.com/CO/lakewood-restaurant/
Local watering hole for hogs and old hippies! Live music on the back porch in the summer!
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Buffalo Rose
1119 Washington Avenue
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Local watering hole for hogs and old hippies! Live music on the back porch in the summer!
Our newest Golden micro-brewery! Just opened May 25, 2013--& their business is booming already! Must be something about the beer! They have a great selection of brews and you can walk to Clear Creek!
900 Washington Ave
900 Washington Ave
Our newest Golden micro-brewery! Just opened May 25, 2013--& their business is booming already! Must be something about the beer! They have a great selection of brews and you can walk to Clear Creek!
Only Golden's 2nd microbrewery opened in January 2013! Excellent IPA and nice simple tasting room! Its all about the beer and the bartenders are so helpful!
393 Washington Ave
393 Washington Ave
Only Golden's 2nd microbrewery opened in January 2013! Excellent IPA and nice simple tasting room! Its all about the beer and the bartenders are so helpful!
Barrels and Bottles Brewery is Golden's newest microbrewery and is conveniently located a few blocks off Washington St. Have a wide selection of other craft brews in addition to their own tasty ones!
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Barrels & Bottles Brewery
600 12th Street
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Barrels and Bottles Brewery is Golden's newest microbrewery and is conveniently located a few blocks off Washington St. Have a wide selection of other craft brews in addition to their own tasty ones!

Essentials

is the closest gourmet grocery store in the area.
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Whole Foods Market
14357 West Colfax Avenue
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is the closest gourmet grocery store in the area.
is my local grocery store. Five minutes from the "Foothills" apartment.
King Soopers Pharmacy
17171 South Golden Road
is my local grocery store. Five minutes from the "Foothills" apartment.