Golden Gate Canyon State Park

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Tremont Mtn Golden Gate State Park.jpg
Rock formations on Tremont Mountain in Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Map showing the location of Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Map showing the location of Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Location Jefferson / Gilpin counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Golden, CO
Coordinates 39°49′51″N 105°24′38″W / 39.83083°N 105.41056°W / 39.83083; -105.41056Coordinates: 39°49′51″N 105°24′38″W / 39.83083°N 105.41056°W / 39.83083; -105.41056
Area 11,998 acres (48.55 km2)
Established 1960
Governing body Colorado State Parks

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Gilpin and Jefferson counties northwest of Golden, Colorado. The 11,998-acre (48.55 km2) Front Range park established in 1960 has 36 miles (58 km) of hiking trails. Horse and bicycle travel is allowed on 22 miles (35 km). Facilities include a visitors center, over 100 campsites and over 100 picnic sites.

Wetland and riparian plant communities are found along Ralston, Nott and Deer creeks and small ponds within the park. Ponderosa pine, Rocky Mountain juniper, Douglas fir and aspen are found in forested areas. Commonly seen wildlife includes mule deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, Abert's squirrel and pine squirrel. Common birds include turkey vulture, Steller's jay, Clark's nutcracker, mountain bluebird and mountain chickadee.

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