Golden Off The Beaten Path

  • Christ Statue atop the high point
    Christ Statue atop the high point
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  • Cabrini Shrine
    Cabrini Shrine
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  • At the top
    At the top
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    Mother Cabrini's Shrine

    by Toughluck Updated Dec 20, 2009

    Located atop a high peak, just visible from the interstate is a statue of the Cruicified Christ. The 'shrine' is a summer camp for children and now adults, established by Sister (Mother) Cabrini. She served in Chicago. The shrine includes a walk to the statue. Along the route, you'll climb 373 steps, follow the 'Way of the Cross', the the story of the Passion and finally at the top, the Ten Commandments. From the shrine (6600') to the cross (7700'), you'll climb over 1000'. Take it slow, stop along the way, and you'll do fine.

    Christ Statue atop the high point Cabrini Shrine At the top The Road to the Shrine
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Religious Travel

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  • Route 6 out of Golden

    by gorge548 Updated Oct 28, 2007

    On a recent visit to Golden I exited onto Rt. 6. What a beautiful rugged departure from the normal mountain scenery.. My only regret is that the batteries in my camera were dead and I was unable to take any pictures of this magnificent drive with sheer rock cliffs and tunnels. This optimizes the name "Rockies" to me. Yet, there are no pictures shown on the Golden website.

    I think the people of Golden are missing the boat by not displaying photos of the scenery of Route 6.

    Incidentally, if anyone has photos that they would care to share with me, please send them to Thank you.

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    A stream with many names

    by caffeine_induced78 Written Aug 1, 2005

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    Clear Creek runs right through the town from the snowmelt of the Rockies just to the west. For this reason it is some of the clearest and cleanest waters you will find in the Denver area. It was certainly not always so, it was in these waters where Gold was found and why Golden was started here. Digging for gold is not a clean activity, you dredge up the waters, you dig in the creek and stir up all kinds of sediments that get washed downstream. When the gold in this section of Clear Creek ran out the miners moved up the creek into the mountains. Now - runners and bikers move up and down the stream along the excellent path system that has been built in Golden. You can even ride your bike to Denver from here. First it was named Cannonball Creek and then named Vasquez River by French fur trappers before getting demoted to a creek.

    The Golden Visitors Center is on the North bank of Clear Creek on Washington.

    the miners have left.
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    • Cycling

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  • Golden City Brewery!!

    by DJChoragos Written Aug 6, 2003

    Most people visit coors and call it done. If you're a beer conisseur like myself, you know that Coors is not the best there is. However, being a poor college student, we drink a lot of it. However, there is Golden City Brewery, located on 14th street west of Washington. In a small, unobtrusive building you can find the best beer in a great atmosphere. Fantastic people, even though I don't drink there I love to sit with my friends--I always see people I know. You really should pay it a visit.

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