Golden, Colorado is a town within Jefferson County and is just northwest of Denver. Though notably famous for being the home to the Coors Brewing Company, Golden is also an outdoor recreation paradise. Indeed, the iconic North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain are prominent mesas that tower over the town. Both mesas are part of the wonderful Jefferson County Open Space system and see considerable recreational use. Other popular regional open space parks near town include Mount Galbraith Park and Matthews/Winter Park. In addition to the fantastic park options, Clear Creek runs through town and is a popular fishing and kayaking destination.

North Table Mountain Park: Destination Guide

North Table Mountain Park is located in Golden, Colorado within Jefferson County. At 6,552ft., North Table Mountain is a mesa that prominently towers over the city. The park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, especially rock climbers who frequent the park's Golden Cliffs area.

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White Ranch Park: Destination Guide

White Ranch Park is an open space located in Jefferson County, Colorado, north of Golden. With 3,953 acres and 21.5 miles of trails, it's the largest park in the Jeffco open space system. Trails are mostly multi-use, so hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians can all enjoy.

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Hall Ranch: Destination Guide

Hall Ranch, located in the foothills of Boulder County, just outside of Lyons, Colorado, is a popular open space area. With 3,899 acres featuring beautiful meadows, forests, and mountain vistas, this park caters to hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, equestrians, and more!

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Windy Saddle Park: Destination Guide

Windy Saddle Park is a picturesque park located on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado. With over six miles of trails, Windy Saddle Park is a popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature enthusiasts looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Colorado wilderness.


Rawhide Trail: Hike Review

The Rawhide Trail is a moderately challenging 5.3 mile loop within Colorado’s White Ranch Park, a beautiful open space near downtown Golden. The trailhead is about 30 miles from Denver, making the Rawhide Trail an ideal day hike or relatively easy trail run.