- The list below includes 291 free or cheap things to do in or near Golden, Colorado, including 99 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, History Museums, Hiking Trails and Breweries.
- From Golden Gate Canyon State Park to Lookout Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Golden and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Littleton, Boulder, Idaho Springs and Denver.
Situated near dense foliage, The Beach at Grand Lake offers the best of both worlds with its sandy shoreline and forest views. The beach is popular for fishing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and relaxing on the sand.
Grand Lake Visitor Center offers visitors helpful information about the local area coupled with many suggestions regarding the local attractions which include wooden sidewalks, old historic buildings, the lakefront with an old preserved boathouse, among many others.
Adams Falls Lake is a trail located in the Rocky Mountain National Park near the Grand Lake and provides an easy hike up to the Adams Falls. The trail is also equipped with a wooden bridge and a number of guard rails and ropes.
Sombrero Ranch offesr a wide range of horseback, wagon, and sleigh rides through a few chosen trails which offer breathtaking views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. These rides are supervised by trained and knowledgeable guides.
A go kart track and bike rental facility, Rocky Hi Speedway Inc offers a variety of amenities. Visitors can race go karts around a slick concrete track, or rent bicycles to ride in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Located in the famous ski town of the same name, Breckenridge Distillery has been winning awards for their Bourbon and Vodka since 2011. Stop by for a tasting at their 4,000 square foot distillery and see what all the fuss is about.