Gold Standard Site

Golden Gate Canyon State Park


Golden Gate Canyon State Park in Colorado became a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site in 2024.

“We are thrilled and honored to join several other Colorado State Parks in the ranks of Leave No Trace Gold Standard Sites,” said Todd Farrow, Park Manager at Golden Gate Canyon State Park. “The process for applying to be a Leave No Trace Gold Standard Site has encouraged us to be more intentional with our messaging on social media, our signage in the park, and our interaction with visitors. This designation shows our commitment to responsible recreation and I believe it will help us ensure a clean and safe experience for current and future visitors.”

About Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers a variety of recreation opportunities within an hour’s drive of the Denver Metro Area. Over thirty-five miles of trails await the outdoor enthusiast, providing access to high mountain meadows, lush streamside corridors, rocky peaks and dense forest. Overnight accommodations range from the Harmsen Ranch Guest House to tent and RV sites at the family-friendly Reverend’s Ridge Campground to rustic backcountry sites with no amenities. First-class campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and fishing areas are nestled within nearly 12,000 acres of semi-wilderness. Panorama Point Scenic Overlook offers spectacular views of over 100 miles of Colorado’s Continental Divide throughout the year. Sportspersons of all ages and abilities will find numerous hunting and fishing opportunities within the boundaries of this spectacular state park.

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