It’s Official, I’m in Love…

Ok, it’s not what you’re thinking.  I’m in love with Golden, Colorado…….Where the West Lives.  Golden is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains just fifteen miles west of Denver.  At an elevation of 5,675 feet, over 246 days of sunshine, and 400 acres of owned open space and another 8,000 surrounding acres, what’s not to love.

Golden Colorado

Historic area along Clear Creek

Golden Colorado

sculptures adorn the parks and downtown

With its small town flare, Golden has a population of less than 19,000 and boasts an abundance of amenities. The downtown is home to art galleries, museums, restaurants, and stores for just about anything.  West of downtown is the Clear Creek History Park – an 1800’s experience with old-time buildings and re-enactments

Al and I enjoy exploring the town of Golden and he seems to love this unique town every bit as much as I do.  We have a leisurely lunch while sitting at one of the outdoor patios followed by a visit to the local yogurt shop.  Hubby and I have yet to explore the 29 miles of pedestrian trails, numerous parks, including 2 dog parks, and public golf courses.

There is so much to do and see in Golden ColoradoGolden, I doubt we would get bored spending more time here.  And let’s not forget the big city of Denver is a hop skip n jump away.  Also Golden has super easy access to I-70 and mountain towns.  The Continental Divide is less than an hours drive away.

With that in mind, it is time to move on…….we point the rig west…..westward bound !

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado

Golden Colorado

Part of the Historic Park

Golden Colorado

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15 thoughts on “It’s Official, I’m in Love…

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  2. I used to work in Golden. It’s a great town. The Coors brewery is a big part of the town. Golden Gate State park is nearby and has some really beautiful hikes.

    • Oh, I wish. Just went to Steamboat Springs, CO for a few days. I’d be on the road full-time if we could. Still have some obligations to tend to.

  3. Oh, how I would love to see Golden, Colorado!!! It is definitely on our “must see it” list of places. Especially with your ringing endorsement. I’m dreaming of a nice run along the pedestrian paths you mentioned, then I would require a frozen yogurt treat from the local yogurt shop. Jerry would want to visit every art gallery!

    • Although the RV Park was much pricier than we like to spend, it was very nice and easy to get the rig in and out. Lots of pull thrus. Yes I think you would enjoy it. 🙂

    • Ah, but the gold is yet to start….come fall the Aspen leaves will turn Golden. We’ve been in a drought most of the past 6 months, so I’m not sure how colorful our fall will be 😦

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