Golden, Colorado

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Golden, Colorado

June 22, 23 & 24th: Golden, Colorado (just west of Denver).

We are in Clear Creek City Park N39° 45.197' W105° 13.193' Golden, Colorado. The campground is located on the south side of 10th street at the end of the road. Clear Creek City Campground is one of the nicest (location wise) campgrounds you can stay in (our opinion). located on Clear Creek 3-blocks from downtown Golden. They have paved interior roads with small backin sites (mature trees are so wonderful); 50-amps, water and sewer, $28.91 per-night 303-278-1437. There is a 2-week max stay before you have to leave the park and they do not take reservations.

Astor House Golden, Colorado




Another must do when in Golden is the Astor House tour. The Astor House as we learned has seen a lot of Colorado history. Golden was the Colorado Territory Capital from 1862 to 1867.

The territorial government building was next door to the Astor House. It was originally constructed to board the territorial representatives which it did until the territorial capital moved. Colorado was only a territory a very short time (1861 to 1876) Colorado Territory became the state of Colorado in August of 1876. It was granted quick statehood because of all the mineral wealth.

Fossil at the Mineral Museum part of Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado




Another must do is a visit to the Mineral Museum located in one of the Colorado School of Mines buildings. We took this picture of a giant fossil sea shell on display outside the museum.

Take time to visit the Mineral Museum which is part of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. They have a wonderful collection and display of a lot of minerals and rocks. The display is impressive. One of the best you will see anywhere.


Bronze Fly Fisherman in downtown Golden, Colorado




Golden is noted for its statuary. Almost any way you walk near town some kind of statuary is visible. This one is of a fly fisherman.


Nice deer in field near Golden, Colorado




Near Golden, Joyce and I spotted deer in some short grass.

They weren't hard to spot. These nice buck mule deer were in heavy velvet.


Deer in Golden, Colorado


These doe were inside the city limits of Golden not 3-miles from our RV-Park.



Colorado School of Mines "M" on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colorado





On top of Lookout Mountain that looks down on Golden is this huge "M" painted with whitewash for visibility during the day and a string of lights at night. Each year CSM Colorado School of Mines freshmen gather for one day and each carry a 10-pound boulder/rock up to the "M". Seniors spend a day whitewashing the huge "M". The picture on the right is what that M looks like at night from downtown Golden.


Here are some other Travel Adventures in this area that may interest you:

Golden, Colorado -- Kayaking Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado -- Golden Farmer's Market --

Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain -- Buffalo Bill's Grave on Lookout Mountain -- Nature Center on Lookout Mountain

Evergreen, Colorado and Bear Creek scenic drive -- Dinosaur Ridge near Morrison, Colorado

Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado -- Mountain Goats of Mount Evans -- Clear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

The Oh-My-God Road from Central City to Idaho Springs -- Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive -- Golden, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado -- Kayaking fun in Clear Creek Golden, Colorado -- Mount Evans Scenic Drive -- Lookout Mountain

Summit Lake on Mount Evan

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Until next time remember how good life is.

Mike & Joyce Hendrix

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