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Golden, Colorado 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401
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Located in historic downtown Golden, Table Mountain Inn puts you enticingly close to a number of popular Colorado attractions. Coors Brewery and the Colorado School of Mines are only steps away from our front door, as are the Foothills Art Center and the city of Golden's Recreation and Community Center. A variety of quaint and unique shops, galleries, and a day spa Urban Escape are within walking distance.
When you're ready for a day trip, you have all that Denver has to offer within minutes from the hotel, including Bandimere Speedway, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Coors Field, Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Pepsi Center, Blackhawk Casinos and Central City Casinos. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Table Mountain Inn is surrounded by celebrated hiking and biking trails, fishing, rafting, and other outdoor activities.
You could plan an entire vacation around these indoor and outdoor activities that are sure to please everyone in your group. Several shops in the area will be glad to outfit you with bikes, packs, tents, or anything else you need to experience all that the Front Range has to offer. The river hounds in your group will appreciate the fact we're so close to an abundance of rafting, kayaking, and fishing opportunities. Experience the thrill of rafting over Class IV rapids, "surf" Colorado in one of the local favorite kayaking runs, or cast over renowned trout water in the west.
Of course, don't forget skiing and snowboarding. Springtime in the Rockies is a sight to behold; by November Colorado turns into a Winter Wonderland. Golden is easy access and less than an hour's drive to several world-class ski resorts. Need more ideas? Check out VisitGolden.com for more attractions in the area!

In Area Activities

Summer Activities

American Mountaineering Center & Colorado Mountain Club

Home of the Colorado Mountain Club and American Alpine Climb Museum and Library. The library is the largest mountaineering library in the Western Hemisphere with more than 17 thousand volumes. The museum will contain artifacts, art, climbing gear, and maps that are a historical testimony of mountaineering since the late 19th century.
710 10th Street, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities
If you come to the Golden Colorado area, you can't leave without at least visiting the Red Rocks Ampthitheatre. Known for its vast musical history, Red Rocks also boasts some amazing landscapes and hiking trails. Whether you are an avid musical fan or an outdoor enthusiast, there is something at Red Rocks for you!
Hours: Visitor Center Hours
May - September: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
October - April: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas
18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Entertainment

Astor House Museum

Built in 1867 to accommodate legislators when Golden was the Territorial Capital and operated as a boarding house for more than 100 years. Now a museum, visitors experience frontier Colorado boarding house life. Museum & Gift Shop open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Admission. Located in historic downtown Golden.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
822 12th St., Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Activities

Buffalo Bill's Gravesite and Museum

The Old West presented through the life of the colorful pioneer, scout, hunter, and rider for the Pony Express and Wild West star, Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill). In addition to the gravesite, visitors will find artifacts, a gift shop, and an observation deck with beautiful panoramic views of Golden and Denver. This site operates May 1st to October 31st (from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm all week), and between November 1st and April 30th (from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, closed on Mondays and Christmas).
987 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities

Clear Creek History Park

This 3-acre experiential education site consists of original 1870s homestead cabins, an 1876 one room school house, a replicated blacksmith shop, a root cellar, heirloom gardens, and more. The Park is devoted to "hands-on history," with demonstrators not only performing pioneering skills and activities, but actively encouraging visitors to try their own hand at various demonstrations as they change from day to day.
Mailing Address: 822 12th St., Golden, CO 80401
Hours: Summer Hours: May 31 - August 31, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm May and September open Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Winter Hours: October through April, tours by appointment.
11th & Arapahoe St., Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Activities
If you're coming to the area for your child's first visit or visiting for parent's weekend, stay with us. Our hotel is walking distance from the Colorado School of Mines so it is very convenient. The Colorado School of Mines is a very prestigious university in the area of engineering and applied sciences.
1500 Illinois St., Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Attractions
Looking for something to do on a beautiful Colorado day around our hotel? Get our a explore the over 12,000 acres of gorgeous landscape of Golden Gate Canyon State Park. Take the family out for a nice picnic overlooking the canyon, or a leisurely horseback ride through the mountain edged meadows.
Hours: Open Daily
92 Crawford Gulch Road, Golden, Colorado 80403 | 
Category: Attractions

Colorado Railroad Museum

Where you can touch history! Over 70 historic locomotives and train cars displayed on 14 acres at the base of North Table Mountain, two miles east of downtown Golden (10th Street east). Museum building contains two floors of displays and artifacts, large operating HO model railroad and gift shop.
Hours: Open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80402 | 
303-279-4591 / 800-365-6263
Category: Activities
Come see and taste traditional brewing in the Rocky Mountains! Since 1873 Coors brewing has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. The tour includes a 30 minute walk through our malting, brewing and packaging processes, sampling of Coors fine products in our hospitality lounge and shopping in the Coors & Co. gift shop. Beer samples are limited in quantity and available only to those 21 years and older with proper ID. The visit takes about 90 minutes. For tour information call 303-277-BEER.
1221 Ford Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Attractions
Foothills Art Center at Colorado

Foothills Art Center

This building demonstrates the gracious adaptability of a 19th century church to a modern art center. It contains numerous galleries and sponsors one of the country's leading watercolor exhibitions and one of the finest sculpture shows. Gift gallery in building next door.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
15th and Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities
From the simplicity of a 100 yard par 3 to the cruelty of a 659 yard par 5, Fossil Trace offers every level of player a unique and yet satisfying challenge. Length of the hole is not your only concern as the undulation of the greens combined with the treachery of the 10-foot deep fairway and green side bunkers will test even the most accomplished player. Twenty-foot tall pillars of sandstone emerge from # 12 fairway, demanding that each player be respectful of the 64 million year old trace fossils of palm fronds and triceratops footprints located adjacent to #12 green.
3050 Illinois St., Denver, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Attractions
Golden Geology Museum

Geology Museum

This museum houses an extraordinary collection of mineral specimens and historical mining artifacts. Visit the reconstructed underground gold mine.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (through the school year, closed Sundays through the summer)
Colorado School of Mines, 16th and Maple Streets, Golden, Colorado | 
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Golden Chamber of Commerce & Golden Visitors Center

The Greater Golden Area Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of promoting the commercial, industrial, and civic interest, and the prosperity and general welfare of the City of Golden and its surrounding trade area. Further, the Chamber will encourage integrity and responsibility in the business community, and will cultivate a spirit of cooperation within this community.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1010 Washington Ave., Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities

Golden History Museum

Founded in 1938 as a WPA project, this museum remains the oldest museum in Golden. The museum houses artifacts from nearby archeological sites and pioneer days with emphasis on the years 1859-1930. The museum’s research library contains historical and genealogical volumes, documents, and photographs. Gift Shop, Free Admission.
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
923 10th Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Activities
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Miners Alley Playhouse

Miners Alley Playhouse began in 1989 as The Morrison Theatre Company. Founder Rick Bernstein and his wife, Paige Larson, moved the company to Golden in 2003, where it became Miners Alley Playhouse. In addition to a beautiful 130-seat theater, the downtown Golden space is also the home of Lillie's Saloon - a full bar and lounge in the lobby of the theater. Lillie's Saloon is open for Happy Hour one hour before showtime, and provides a gathering place for the audience before the show. This is also where the cast, crew and audience can mingle after the show.

1124 Washington Ave, Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Activities, Entertainment, Attractions, Family / Kids

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

See the finest examples of the quilter’s art, from antique bedcovers to the latest contemporary work. RMQM exhibits change four times a year, so come back often! Go to http://www.rmqm.org for the latest exhibit schedule and information about classes, programs, and events. Be sure to visit the museum shop for unique pieces by local artists and gifts to nurture the creative spirit.
Hour: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1213 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities

The Splash at Fossil Trace

The Splash at Fossil Trace is a family aquatic park owned and operated by The City of Golden Parks and Recreation Department. The Splash is the largest water park in Jefferson County, featuring an eight-lane, 25-meter lap pool with a diving board; an activity pool featuring two large water slides and a children's play area with interactive water toys; water slides for all ages; a wet sand play area; and a spray fountain play area for young children. Lawn chairs are provided, and there are shaded awnings to take a break from the sun.
Hours: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm Daily. Weather Permitting.
3151 Illinois Street, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities
Golden Twelfth Street Historic District

Twelfth Street Historic District

These homes are representative of the type of homes built by Colorado's pioneer entrepreneur. Walking tour markers identify homes. If you’re interested in visiting modern shopping centers while you’re here, we can point you in the right direction. The Denver area features a number of popular malls, and Table Mountain Inn is centrally located so you can easily visit them all.
We’re within a ten-minute drive to the Colorado Mills Mall. We are also within a 30-minute drive to the famous Cherry Creek, Park Meadows, and Flatiron Crossing shopping centers. Stop by the front desk on your way out and we’ll give you directions.
Category: Activities

Pine Cliff Stables

Rate: $20 for one hour ride and $15 for each additional hour.
Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 6 days a week (closed Mondays)
21517 W. 56th Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80403 | 
Category: Activities

Golden Bike Shop

Mountain Bike Rental: starting at $45 for day and $40 for additional days. Carbon Road Bike Rental: Starting at $40 for day and $35 for additional days. Open Monday-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Saturday CLOSED, Sunday 10am-5pm
722 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado | 
Category: Activities

Golden River Sports

Purchase Rafting Tubes: sell various sizes that range from $20 to $30 (do not rent). Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
806 Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401 | 
Category: Activities

Clear Creek Rafting Company

E-mail: info@clearcreekrafting.com Trips start at $45 and go up to $105
Open every day starting in May through Labor Day.
350 Whitewater Road, Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452 | 
Category: Activities
Golden Peak to Peak Paragliding

Peak to Peak Paragliding, LLC

Rate: $175 for a tandem paraglide off of Lookout Mountain.
Contact company for more information.
1035 Utica Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80304 | 
Category: Activities

Renaissance Adventure Guides

Offer private kayaking lessons for individuals or for groups. Beginner/ Intermediate classes- $129 per person
Category: Activities
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