What’s Up With Golden

Howdy Y’all!

Welcome to Golden, Colorado! Thanks for visiting our historic town. During your visit, enjoy our world-class outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, and local charm.

Whatever your style, we’ve got an activity for you, from white water kayaking to fine dining to shopping. Spend an afternoon tubing on Clear Creek, climb aboard the trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum or drive up Lookout Mountain and visit Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum. We’re only a short trek from Boulder and Denver too! 

No matter if you enjoy the arts or the outdoors, dining out, or theaters, Golden, Colorado offers adventure for everyone. Again, thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy your stay in Golden, CO!

Activities Around Golden!

  • Be sure to take advantage of Golden’s hiking/biking trails! Trails leave from the east end of 19th Street and head up to the top of South Table Mountain (walking distance from campus)! 
  • The paved path around Clear Creek is a beautiful day-hike
  • Don’t forget we are located right at the foot of the Rocky Mountains – Rocky Mountain National Park is less than a two hour drive away! 

Summer 2022 REU students enjoying a hike

Places of Caffeination

Local coffee shops within walking distance of campus.

Windy Saddle

Coffee and delicious sandwiches!

Cafe 13

Coffee and brunch!

Higher Grounds

Great place to hide and do work!


Great lattes!


Same ol’, same ol’

Book N' Brew

Mine’s Coffee Shop

Where To Eat

Local grub around town. Remember you’re only an uber or train ride away from Denver where the food scene is more expansive!

Thai Golden

Delicious Thai food with cheap lunch specials! 

El Callejon

Columbian Food – Open for lunch 


Sandwich Shop

Bob's Atomic Burgers

Burger Joint

Miner's Saloon

Craft beer and casual eats!

Woody's Pizza

Pizza Buffet

Sherpa House

Himalayan Cuisine

Buffet only at lunch! 


Contemporary American 

Indulge Wine Bar

Wine bar featuring American grub

Xicamiti La Taqueria

Delicious tacos! 

Snarf's Sandwiches

Sandwich Joint

Trailhead Taphouse

American grub and taproom

Maki Sushi

Sushi Joint


Southern Brunch Location

Anthony's Pizza

Pizza by the slice

Old Capitol Grill Smokehouse

Smoked meats!