Located in an area of spectacular natural beauty, Golden is where the mountains meet the plains. The area offers outstanding outdoor recreation with biking, hiking and kayaking all available right in town. Golden offers a wonderful, small mountain town atmosphere with creekside restaurants, outdoor cafes, fine dining, art galleries, outdoor recreation shops, one-of-a-kind boutiques, quaint historic homes, and a variety of museums. And then there is the beer. Golden is home to the world’s largest brewery, as well as to a half dozen craft breweries and distilleries.
Golden is accessible by light rail from downtown Denver’s Union Station. Trains run as often as every 15 minutes to the Jefferson County Courthouse, where connecting bus service is available for the short run to historic downtown Golden, Clear Creek and Coors Brewery. Golden is also just a few minutes drive from I-70, and is located directly on U.S. Hwy 6. Located just 12 miles west of Denver, Golden is a short, pretty drive from nearby major attractions including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Buffalo Bill’s Grave, the Colorado Railroad Museum and the casino gambling in Black Hawk and Central City. Once in Golden, the free Bike Library provides a variety of two-wheel options, from cruisers to multi-speed mountain bikes. There are 40 bikes available for free for two hours, with nominal fees for longer periods.