Golden Gate Canyon State Park

See 100 miles of the Continental Divide.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

How to get there:

Take Highway 93 north from Golden one mile to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left and continue for 13 miles to the park.

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Daily Vehicle Pass – $8.

Only 30 miles from Denver, Golden Gate Canyon offers more than 12,000 acres of dense forest, rocky peaks, and aspen-rimmed meadows laced with miles of trails and the Panorama Point Scenic Overlook, where one can see 100 miles of the Continental Divide.

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Golden Gate State Park provides a home for a great number and variety of wildlife, providing the perfect place for wildlife watching and wildlife photography. Among the larger animals are moose, bighorn sheep, black bear, mule deer and elk.

Panorama Point is approximately 5 miles from the Visitor Center (in the summer when Mountain Base Rd is open). In winter, continue on Hwy 46 west 3 miles to Hwy 119. Go north on Hwy 119 4 miles to mile marker 15.5 and look for Gap Rd on your right. Follow Gap Rd past the CG to the spectacular vistas found at the point.

From Panorama Point continue on the dirt road to the Lazy Squaw Ranch. Find the Lazy Squaw Spire on the hill behind the Ranch. This is one of the many rock climbing opportunities in the park and makes a fine photo op as well.

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