We’re often asked by guests if discoveries of gold were the reason for how Golden got its name. There have been some small discoveries over the years, and a recent burst of activity in the Quartz Creek area to the west. But it’s not the reason. It’s actually much quirkier and a testament to human nature and artfulness. Maybe just outright one-upmanship.Read More
It’s a bit of a wilderness drive on gravel roads accessed off Highway 1 west of Golden but definitely worth it. With no bus access, no hotels, no canoe rental and no coffee shops or tea houses it could not be more different from some of the more popular Lakes. But that’s why we love it.Read More
As I write it’s Spring and the snow is surely melting. At this time of year we get excited about gardening, new calves, the prospect of new visitors and we start thinking about hiking. There’s so much in the area in addition to the well known hikes in the surrounding National Parks that we always try to make a plan for where we want to hike in the summer ahead. The season is short and the weeks pass quickly when there’s so much to do.