What’s Up With Golden
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.
Coffee and delicious sandwiches!
Coffee and brunch!
Great place to hide and do work!
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!
Delicious Thai food with cheap lunch specials!
Columbian Food – Open for lunch
Bob's Atomic Burgers
Craft beer and casual eats!
Buffet only at lunch!
Indulge Wine Bar
Wine bar featuring American grub
Xicamiti La Taqueria
American grub and taproom
Southern Brunch Location
Pizza by the slice
Old Capitol Grill Smokehouse