When I mention our office and shop is located in Golden, many people seem to think it’s far away in the mountains for some reason, but it’s actually very close. Our offices have been based in Golden, at the junction of many major roads since 1995. We love that it’s so easy to get anywhere from our central hub with I-76, C-470, I-70, Hwy. 93, and U.S. Hwy. 6 all surrounding us.
The city of Golden is rich in many aspects: its culture, its history, and its natural resources. It’s a beautiful historic town and a fabulous place to visit or spend the day. It’s nestled between the North and South Table Mountains and the majestic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and got its name by formerly being a busy gold rush town.
It was known as Golden City when originally founded in 1859, and it quickly became the capital of the Colorado Territory in 1862. Many locals became outraged when the neighboring city of Denver took the honor in 1876 when Colorado officially became a state. However, the city of Golden continued to grow and flourish regardless.
It has thrived as a center of industry for many decades. In 1873 Adolph Coors opened a brewery in an old tannery building, taking advantage of the fresh mountain spring waters of Clear Creek. Today the Coors plant in Golden is the largest single brewing facility in the world, and it continues to remains a vital part of Golden’s business landscape. To this day, Golden continues to prosper and is home to a plethora of great restaurants, micro-breweries (Golden City Brewery, the 2nd largest brewery in the city, is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy beer), and other small businesses.
While Golden has always been home to many businesses, it’s also a center of intellectual development. The Colorado School of Mines was established in 1874 and distinguished itself by developing a program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.
If you’ve never been to Golden, it’s a great place to visit and experience the charming old town feel.
There are many different things to do depending on your interests, from a free tour of Coors brewery (including complimentary beers) to the Olde Golden Christmas events.
Golden does their best Clark Griswold impression throughout the month of December, transforming into a festive city of lights. There are weekly parades, a holiday art market, and even holiday lights along Clear Creek.
There are many signature events throughout the year like the Golden Fine Arts Festival and Buffalo Bill Days.
Do yourself a favor and spend some time in the one and only ‘Golden City’ of Colorado this season.