Photo Courtesy of City of Golden

Located at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Golden is the seat of Jefferson County and home to both the Colorado School of Mines, a world-renowned elite engineering school, as well as the 131-year-old Molson Coors Brewing Company. One of Colorado’s oldest communities, Golden offers a small-town environment with all the amenities and attractions of a large metropolitan area in nearby Denver, which is just 13 miles west. Numerous hike-and-bike trails are found within and near the city and offer spectacular views of the mountains, wildlife and the metropolitan area. Golden offers many museums and landmarks, including the Clear Creek Whitewater Park for recreational canoeing and kayaking; the Splash at Fossil Trace, a family aquatic park; and the Golden Community Center, which offers various recreation and leisure programs for all ages. |