Golden Lightrail ride and hike to downtown Golden

Join me on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 9:00AM to ride the light rail W Line between Union Station stop in Denver and the Jefferson County Government Center stop in Golden. Once at the Jefferson County Government Center stop, we'll walk 4 miles round trip to downtown Golden for lunch on the paved walkway heading north. On return we’ll make a sightseeing stop at the Triceratops dinosaur/fossil remains on the Triceratops Trail next to the Fossil Trace Golf Course before boarding the light rail train at the government center for the trip back to Union Station.

Level of difficultly of the paved trail: moderate with steady downhill hike to downtown Golden and a return steady uphill hike from downtown Golden to the Jefferson County Government Center with ~400 foot elevation gain.

Where to meet to start the ride adventure? The new Union Station light rail stop (17th & Chestnut Place) at the multi-modal transportation hub at 9:00AM

The Saturday light rail one day regional pass of $14.00

Find a discount for the regional light rail pass at King Soopers grocery stores.

Here is the West Line light rail Saturday schedule:
http://www3.rtd-denver.com/schedules/getSchedule.action?runboardId=141&routeType=2&routeId=103&lineName=W&branch=W

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  • Winston W.

    Nice day to hike into old town Golden, visit the Foothills Art Center, have a great meal at the Sherpa House, visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, walk the river, and view the dinosaur/plant fossils bordering the Fossil Trace golf course before hiking to the Golden light rail station.

    May 25, 2014

  • Mary

    Kudos to Winston and light rail. Fantastic day and Nepalese lunch. Thank you

    1 · May 25, 2014

  • Carolyne S.

    I will call to meet you guys somewhere around 1:00 as I have a class in Englewood that will finish at 12:30.

    May 19, 2014

    • Winston W.

      Hope we can meet you in downtown Golden for lunch. If interested, you could hike with us back to the Golden lightrail station and ride to Union Station. I can then drive you back to your car in Golden before I head off to a birthday party that late afternoon.

      May 19, 2014

    • Winston W.

      Ok

      May 24, 2014

  • fred k.

    Winston-
    I hate to fink out on this, but Carol has too much to do to get ready for a trip tomorrow, and we just can't afford the time. I'll call your cell to assure you get this message. Sorry.

    May 24, 2014

    • Winston W.

      Thanks for the update. See you on a future activity.

      May 24, 2014

  • fred k.

    This sounds like fun, but it's backwards for me, and I think I'm busy that day. If I'm not, I'll try to meet up with you at the Golden stop.

    May 18, 2014

    • Winston W.

      Fred, here is my cell phone number for the Saturday Golden hike/lightrail activity:[masked] Depending on we leave the Union Station light rail stop, it normally takes about 40 minutes to get to the Golden stop. Call to coordinated a meeting time somewhere after 10:00AM - all based on leave the Union Station light between 9:00AM and 9:30AM.

      May 19, 2014

    • fred k.

      Mentioned this to my wife, and she seemed interested. We,'ll plan on you leaving at 9:30, and wait for you. If we aren't coming, I'll call you. Don't wait for us if we're not there.

      May 19, 2014

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