Golden Gate Canyon State Park

AddressJunction of Ralston Creek & Golden Gate Canyon Rd.
QuadBlack Hawk, 1972
SectionS35, T2S, R72W
Elevationc. 7600-10400
SourcePark Information Pamphlets.
Initialdate1993-10-29 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1996-09-05 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe first tract of land to be purchased by Colorado State Parks and Recreation Department in 1960 was 200 acres in Gilpin County. The park was opened to the public in 1965, and at present encompasses 8,500 acres. The land was acquired from ranchers, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior, and Colorado State Land Board. The park headquarters are located at the junction of Ralston Creek and Golden Gate Canyon Road.