Golden is a city in the American state of Colorado. It is situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, along Clear Creek, 15 miles west of Denver. Golden sits between Lookout Mountain and the North and South Table Mountains. The greater area of Denver which includes Golden - is known to average 300 days of sunshine a year. It might be cold, but it is almost always sunny.
The economy for the city of Golden is based on government, manufacturing, and tourism. Located in Golden you will find The Colorado School of Mines, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Earthquake Information Center, the Coors Brewing Company, CoorsTek, Spyderco, the American Mountaineering Center, and the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Golden, including a visit to the grave of Buffalo Bill Cody. This grave is situated on Lookout Mountain, directly above town. There is a museum right next to the grave, and the site is one of the largest tourist attractions in the area. North Table Mountain Park features 29-acres of green space, used for hiking, horseback riding, and the opportunity to see wildlife and enjoy incredible views. Dining options in Golden include Table Mountain Inn, Old Capitol Grill, Briarwood Inn, Sushi Uokura, and Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Club. The Bridgewater grill offers a modern setting and range of tasty food such as the popular choices of Pistachio Crusted Pork Chop and Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin.
The nearest major airport to Golden is Denver International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights, the airport is 36 miles from the city center. The city of Golden is served by the Denver metropolitan bus and light rail service. Interstate 70 runs through the south of the city.