Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

Golden, CO

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Tucked
along the Rocky Mountain foothills, this onetime mining camp has maintained its
entrepreneurial spirit, evident along bustling Washington Avenue. You’ll find
outdoor types, Denver commuters, natural-resources buffs (who attend the highly
regarded Colorado School of Mines), and Coors beer lovers, who make a beeline
for the brewery.

See: On fall weekends, sled down the half-mile-long Heritage
Square Alpine Slide (18301 West Colfax Ave.; 303-279-1661).

Eat: Enjoy one of Golden’s best views while feasting on Rocky
Mountain rainbow trout at The Briarwood Inn (1630 8th St.; 303-279-3121).

Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit

Golden, CO

Tucked
along the Rocky Mountain foothills, this onetime mining camp has maintained its
entrepreneurial spirit, evident along bustling Washington Avenue. You’ll find
outdoor types, Denver commuters, natural-resources buffs (who attend the highly
regarded Colorado School of Mines), and Coors beer lovers, who make a beeline
for the brewery.

See: On fall weekends, sled down the half-mile-long Heritage
Square Alpine Slide (18301 West Colfax Ave.; 303-279-1661).

Eat: Enjoy one of Golden’s best views while feasting on Rocky
Mountain rainbow trout at The Briarwood Inn (1630 8th St.; 303-279-3121).

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