Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers multiple campgrounds, cabins, yurts, RV sites, group sites, and a guest house.
From Memorial Day to early October, there are 132 campsites in two campgrounds: Reverend’s Ridge and Aspen Meadow.
Reverend’s Ridge offers 38 tent sites and 59 sites with electrical hook-ups. Facilities at Reverend’s Ridge include flush toilets, shower, ice machine, laundry facilities, and a dump station.
Aspen Meadow offers 35 tent sites and vault toilets.
As of January 1, 2019 both campgrounds will be Reservation Only.
Golden Gate also offers 20 backcountry tent sites and four backcountry shelters. Our backcountry sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round. Please register for backcountry sites at the Visitor Center.
Great place to get away from the hustle bustle of the city yet close enough to get there quickly
we absolutely LOVE golden gate canyon state park! such a beautiful space and wonderful hikes. it is well trafficked and definitely for good reason. take the raccoon trail to panorama point for a wonderful view of it all!
Our site had some big boulders nearby which was really cool. Beautiful hiking nearby with breath taking views. Lots of chipmunks! Great place to relax and do some yoga. Would love to go back!
While the other 3 state park campgrounds we tried were still closed “for the winter”, this gem was worth the drive! Less than 25% of sites were occupied, everyone seemed to be seeking the solitude just like us. No lite music or parties. A few kids playing outside all day (I love seeing this). Bathrooms were clean and easily accessible. The trails were well marked and not busy.
My family have stayed at Golden Gate several times. We love the showers and the electrical hookups. The sites are maintained very well but at least in Loop B the sites are way too close together. You feel like you are invading on your campers privacy all the time. We have a Dog that had a hard time settling down due to the close proximity of the other campers and there dogs. If you can get a site on the outer edge of the loop it might be better than in the inner loop.
Stayed at this site with some awesome people. Had an amazing time. The campsite was very clean and well kept.
We went primitive camping here off of the Horseshoe trail head, stayed at spot 5. It was a magical spot! You have a few options on where to pop your tent here, we chose tucked away behind the rocks, nice and snug. Plenty to explore here on and off the trails, where permitted. No water source close so bring water! Great park to see elk! Also, whent in July and weather was not bad at all.
Despite some harrowing switchbacks on the drive up, you are rewarded with spectacular mountain panoramic views and a quiet camp spot with plenty of shade.
We stayed here in early June to avoid the chaos of RMNP and were not disappointed. The drive from Golden up into the park is beautiful and you truly feel like you are leaving the noise of Denver and the metro behind. There is no cell service anywhere in the park (for my Verizon phone anyway) which I actually enjoyed. The park is very quiet, has many beautiful trails (they arent necessarily marked the best and the maps mileages are a bit off, but made for a beautiful, longer than expected hike to Panorama Point.) Our site was very clean, the only complaint I had about our site in particular was that the fire pit was below the picnic table which was below the spot for our tent and the fire smoke overwhelmed the rest of our site due to the upwind. I did not know that we could not bring hammocks to the site so set mine up and came back to find it missing - a ranger stopped by and had put it in our tent with a note - my fault, they were very friendly about it. Beautiful and quiet campground over all with nice facilities for bathrooms and even dishwashing. Will definitely stay again over the National Park!
We love to backcountry camp in GGC. Forgotten Valley has some really nice spots by the river and it's a very short hike.