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Winter Recreation for Non-Skiers in Golden

Winter Recreation for Non-Skiers in Golden
3 days

Golden is the closest mountain town to Denver offers a variety of outdoor winter experiences, without a long drive. Enjoy winter hiking, ice climbing, mountain biking and snowshoeing, while also visiting some top year-round attractions like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Colorado Railroad Museum and the American Mountaineering Museum.

Sustainability Activity

Preserve the Future:

Help preserve the history of steam engines for future generations. Make a donation of any amount today and help light the flame of passion in railfans of tomorrow.

Insider's Tip

Bike to Lunch:

Golden makes it easy to snowshoe in the morning and then ride a bike throgh the streets of downtown in the afternoon. 

Day 1
Activity

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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A serene mountain escape 30 miles west of Denver. Features 152 primitive and electric campsites, 6 cabins, 2 yurts, group camping and 1 horse-friendly guest house. There are 35 miles of trails,... Read More

Lunch

Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza and Watering Hole

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More than just great pizza! Right next to Coors Brewery. Read More
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American Mountaineering Museum

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Your adventure starts here at the American Mountaineering Museum! Jump a crevasse, pick your route up Mt. Everest or hang out on the side of a cliff! Exciting for all ages! Read More
Dinner

Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center

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Feast on classic Himalayan dishes as you explore the richness of Sherpa culture! Read More
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Buffalo Rose Saloon

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An authentic American West saloon and restaurant featuring some of Colorado's best live entertainment, inspiring indoor and outdoor seating environments and creative cuisine. 

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Lodging

Table Mountain Inn

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Table Mountain Inn is a 74 room southwestern style boutique hotel offering 74 spacious guestrroms, 5000 square feet of meeting & event space and the Table MountainGrill & Cantina, a locals... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Sassafras American Eatery, Downtown Golden

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Satisfying and delicious breakfast and lunch. Stop by for our down home menu and enjoy our farm-to-table concept and fresh cocktails. Read More
Activity

The Colorado Climbing Company

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The Colorado Climbing Company is a rock- and ice-climbing guide service in Colorado. Our trained and certified guides are ready to show you the ropes.

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Lunch

Trailhead Taphouse & Kitchen

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We combine great food with great beer. Numerous local craft beers served, Cajun specialties, sandwiches and fresh salads to enjoy. Read More
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Colorado Railroad Museum

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Bringing Colorado railroad history to life year-round. Stroll the Museum's 15-acre railyard featuring more than 100 historic railcars. Also, tour exhibit galleries, a renowned library,... Read More

Dinner

Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina

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Award-winning Southwestern cuisine. With its vibrant Santa Fe decor and fresh Southwestern cuisine, Table Mountain Grill & Cantina feels like dining in a good friend's home. Read More
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Golden Moon Distillery

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Golden Moon Distillery - Maison De La Vie, Ltd. was founded by Stephen Gould in early 2008 specifically to produce premium hand-crafted herbal liquors and liqueurs using the best available herbs,... Read More
Lodging

The Golden Hotel, an Ascend Collection Member

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Award-winning hotel overlooking Clear Creek and the Rocky Mountain Foothills, located in historic downtown Golden. This solar powered hotel features a business center, fitness center,... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Golden Diner

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The old-fashioned Golden Diner is where to fuel up on huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, eggs and bacon, or a B.A.M.J.O. - a bacon, avacado, and Monterrey Jack Cheese omelet. 

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Activity

Golden Bike Shop

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Your center for bike rentals and information on local rides, including the classic 5-mile singletrack ride around North Table Mountain. We are an enthusiast shop at its finest - representing the... Read More

Lunch

Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

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The Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse offers up a full menu of smoked meats and classic American fare with some unique twists, in an historic setting.... Read More
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Visitor Center

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It took 300 million years to create Denver's most scenic attraction and once you view this internationally known amphitheatre, you'll understand why Mother Nature took the time. 30,000-square... Read More

Dinner

Abejas Restaurant

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A community-focused restaurant dedicated to seasonality. We use fresh local produce, organic meats, and sustainable fish. The beverage program brings light to craft distilleries and breweries,... Read More
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Barrels and Bottles Brewery

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We are a small brewpub in downtown Golden. We serve delicious, fresh food; we also have 26 beers on tap, 26 wines on tap (to include wine slushies). We are located right across the street from... Read More
Lodging

Origin Hotel Red Rocks

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Here our rocks are red, our outlook is sky high, and our beer is ice cold. In fact, here in Golden, Colorado more beer is brewed than any other town in America. Come for a concert at the iconic Red... Read More