Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado
Golden Gate Canyon State Park is one of the closest state parks to the greater Denver area, providing a quick and easy escape route to the mountains. Nestled between the Front Range foothills and Rocky Mountains, Golden Gate Canyon is a patchwork terrain bustling with wildlife.
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. Visitors also occasionally spot moose, which are increasing in the park.
Panorama Point Scenic Overlook is one of the most sought-after vistas at the park. Accessible by car or on foot, this popular attraction has Continental Divide views that span 100 miles.


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