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Four Scenic Drives Near Golden

There’s nothing like a Sunday drive to blaze a leisurely trail along a resplendent road of nature’s treasures. Grab your sunglasses and driving gloves and take a spin along one of these soul-soothing expeditions. Lariat Loop Taking its names from the historic Lariat Trail, this drive is billed as “forty miles of western adventure.” The Lariat Loop was one of the first routes that Denver developed to promote more travel up to the mountains. The road connects a series of two dozen parks including Red Rock Amphitheater, Buffalo Bill’s Grave and the buffalo overlook, where you might get to see

How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

While a lot of our memory prowess depends on genes, there’s plenty of studies that suggests lifestyle choices may actually help make memories stick. Here are some practical things you can do to rev up your recall. Memory is a complicated process, but science is continuing to target new ways we can make simple changes every day to boost our memory capacity. While memory loss is a normal part of aging, that doesn’t mean we can’t slow down the process with these tips. Get some shuteye. For decades, science has indicated that sleep is a critical time when memories consolidate

Eat the Evening Away at the Taste of Golden

Spring has sprung, and there’s no better way to herald in the most glorious season of all than an evening sampling some of Golden’s best treats and tipples. From fine dining and sweet shops to local breweries and distilleries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a “taste” of just some of the participants. Barrels & Bottles With 22 beers on tap and 24 wines on tap, this nano brewpub offers premium, hand-crafted beers and special guest taps, along with in-house staples like the Orange Creamsicle Ale, a Blonde Ale brewed with orange peel and vanilla beans. Holidaily Brewing Colorado’s

Fun Things to do with Out-of-Town Guests

Once you’ve grabbed them from the airport and had a chance to catch up, what’s next? Plenty, with this handy list of amusements in and around Golden. Take the quintessential Colorado mountain drive. It doesn’t get much better than a scenic spin up Lariat Loop Trail to the top of Lookout Mountain. The views are spectacular, and the thrill of hairpin turns and white-knuckle drop-offs is enough to delight even the most fearless of house guests. Plus, who doesn’t love gaining 1,300 feet in a mere mile. Do a brew. Golden has no shortage of great craft breweries to frequent,

Date Nights (and Days) Around Golden

You can do better than dinner and a movie. Take a cue from these creative options to spice things up with your soulmate. Golden Puzzle Room Escape rooms are all the rage, providing the perfect mix of thrill, challenge and fun to commune with your better half. At Golden Puzzle Room, you’ll solve riddles and clues together in order to escape stimulated danger or reach a goal before time runs out. A nice options for a double date, too. Symmetry Massage Melt stress together with a massage a deux. Choose from several different treatments, including a Harmony Massage or Balance

Make Your Holidays Golden

It’s not Christmas in Golden without Santa sightings, parades and a dazzling display of downtown lights. Get in the holiday spirit all monthlong with these time-honored traditions.  44th Annual Holiday Art Market Finish your last-minute holiday shopping by scouting the stalls of more than 100 local artists hawking their wares—from fine ceramics, jewelry and paintings to photography, woodworking, seasonal items and more. It’s the ultimate shop local experience. Admission is free.   Daily through December 30 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Foothills Art Center – 809 15th St Olde Golden Christmas Parades Watch a festive cast of characters (including

Upcoming Halloween Events

Halloween is right around the corner and the festivals have already begun! Here are some fun local festivals you can’t miss. Giant Pumpkin Festival Colorado Springs – October 20th Head down south to see some of the largest pumpkins to grow in Southern Colorado. You can also check out local shops, restaurants and vendors who will be showcasing tasty fall treats and handmade items. Learn more here. Haunted Hayride Golden – October 25, 26, 27 Enjoy a haunted hayride around Downtown Golden, stopping at local historic spots known for their haunted pasts. Golden historian Stacy Fowler will accompany riders and

Colorado Day Trips

Colorado is a vast state with so much to do corner to corner. There isn’t always time to explore everything, but that’s where day trips come in. Here are some of the best day trips only a short drive away.   Dinosaur Ridge Morrison, Colorado Dinosaur Ridge is a famous natural landmark, located along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountain and only a short drive from Golden. In 1937, during the construction of West Alameda Parkway, dinosaur tracks were discovered on the east side of Dinosaur Ridge in the 100-million-year-old rocks. This area was a part of a shoreline

Get Your Gear On

Where to hike, bike and kayak in Golden this summer.  Let’s face it. You’re not getting the full Golden experience unless you’re spending some time off the grid this summer. Golden sits in the shadow of two scenic mountains that provide the perfect setup for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. So what are you waiting for? Get out there. And remember to hydrate responsibly.   Hike it. Golden provides dozens of miles of trails for all types of promenades, from casual stroll to a monster challenge. Many of the trails run right into town, allowing the prefect segue way to

Golden’s Top Summer Events

Savor every second of the season with art, adventure, and, of course, beer.   Whether you’re a kayaking superstar or just want to commune downtown with great food and drink, Golden has something for everyone when the weather warms up. Cram in all the festivals, sporting events and rodeo shows you can handle with our roundup of all that sizzles this summer.   Golden Games May 18 – 20, 2018 This three-day weekend is an adventurer’s paradise. With a variety of sporting competitions, live music, demos, clinics and gear swaps, it’s designed to be enjoyed by athletes (from newbies to

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