Get To Know The Area
Golden quickly became a leading economic and political center of the region during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. Its geographic location made it a center of trade between the goldfields to the west and settlements to the east. Golden City was established on June 16, 1859, along Clear Creek west of Denver.
Today Golden has a population of over 18,000 and is home to more people and businesses of national and international influence than ever before, yet maintains a small-town historic identity. A Golden mailing address may also represent one of several communities in unincorporated Jefferson County to the north and west of Golden, communities undergoing continual residential development of former farm, ranch, and mining land and which possess a considerable population.
What To Do For Fun
Golden is home to numerous museums, including the Golden History Center, Astor House Hotel Museum, Clear Creek History Park, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum.
Golden maintains its authenticity through long-standing traditions like “Buffalo Bill” Days and Olde Golden Christmas. Its small-town feel can be experienced during the summer street festivals, farmers’ market, and meandering down Washington Avenue any time of year.
Time to Mountain Fun
It takes 54 minutes to get to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels from Downtown Golden.