A historic mining city in Jefferson County, Golden is one of the top touristic locations in Colorado for people interested in learning all about the history of the Old West and seeing how a little Gold Rush mining town changed and evolved over time. Golden was founded on Clear Creek at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. It's situated in a central location in the state of Colorado and was named after Thomas L. Golden, one of the first miners to arrive in the area during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.


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Golden actually served as the capital of the Territory of Jefferson and the capital of the Territory of Colorado for several years, before losing that title to Denver in 1867. Home to around 20,000 people, Golden has brought its mining heritage into the modern era by being the home of the Colorado School of Mines, which offers various engineering and science programs to its students, as well as the Colorado Railroad Museum and the School of Mines Geology Museum.

The town's motto is 'Where the West Lives' and Golden really is a wonderful location for people to take a trip back in time and see all sorts of old-fashioned items and stories brought back to life and honored with the respect they deserve. Golden also has the unique distinction of being the final resting place of William F. Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, who is buried at Lookout Mountain, with this Colorado location also being a great spot for outdoor recreation and nature activities like hiking and kayaking in areas like Clear Creek Trail and Clear Creek White Water Park.

So, no matter whether you're visiting Golden to learn more about the mining industry, take an in-depth look into the history of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, stop off at the local Coors Brewery, or enjoy some outdoor fun along Clear Creek, you'll find that this place has a lot to offer, including a good selection of RV parks and campgrounds. Read on to learn all about a few of the very best RV parks in Golden, CO to accommodate you and your family on your next trip to this part of the Centennial State.

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2.Clear Creek RV Park

Clear Creek RV Park
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Situated in the northern part of Golden, right on the banks of the Clear Creek, the Clear Creek RV Park is one of the top rated RV parks in the area and has received a lot of perfect review scores from past guests and RV experts too. Offering super standards of service and easy access to all of the main attractions and landmarks of the city of Golden, this is a great place to stay for your trip and is within walking distance of several great restaurants and interesting landmarks like the Golden History Museum.

Clear Creek RV Park is open all year long and offers some simple but useful amenities including free high speed Wi-Fi access all around the park, free hot showers, a coin operated laundry facility with washers and dryers, and direct access to a community center and play area right on the other side of the street. Countless beautiful walking and cycling trails can be enjoyed all around this RV park too, and if you're lucky enough you might get one of the exclusive creek-side sites, letting you wake up to the sounds of the babbling Clear Creek each morning.

1400 10th St, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: 303-278-1437

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3.Prospect RV Park

Prospect RV Park
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Prospect RV Park isn't quite in Golden, being located just to the east of the city in Wheat Ridge, but it does offer very speedy access into the center of Golden, so you can enjoy all of the city's amenities and attractions without having to make a long journey each day. This RV park is also nicely located for trips into Denver, so it offers all the advantages of the small, historic city of Golden, as well as the modern metropolis of Denver, providing the best of both worlds to guests of all ages.

Prospect RV Park is located right by Clear Creek, being ideally situated for lots of different outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, biking, and more. You can catch a bus into Denver from right outside the park or head over to Golden and be in the center of the city in less than half an hour. Amenities at this RV park include laundry machines, wireless internet access, full hook-up services, a dump station, very well-maintained bathhouses with toilets and showers, and a pet walking area.

11600 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, Phone: 303-424-4414

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4.Dakota Ridge RV Park

Dakota Ridge RV Park
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Situated in a great location in the southern side of Golden, CO, Dakota Ridge RV Park has proven to be a popular location with long and short term RV travelers for several years now. A warm welcome is guaranteed at this great RV park, which also offers relatively quick access into Denver and its various suburbs and neighboring cities. There are over 140 individual RV spaces at Dakota Ridge RV Park, with all of the sites being full hook-ups with paved areas.

On-site amenities at this Golden RV park include a spacious club house with various games to enjoy and a library to grab a fun book to read, a heated seasonal swimming pool with a hot tub beside it, a full concierge service to make your stay as enjoyable as it can possibly be, restrooms, showers, and more. This RV park has been ranked as one of the Top 100 Good Sam RV Parks for many years and even awarded prizes for being one of the best RV parks in Colorado, so Dakota Ridge is definitely a name you can trust.

17800 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO 80401, Phone: 303-279-1625

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3 Best RV Parks in Golden, CO