What we're about

Golden Walks is a Chapter of Colorado-based Walk2Connect (http://www.Walk2Connect.com (http://www.walk2connect.com/)). We provide free community walking, hiking, and rambling trips in and around Golden, CO, with a focus on connections to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves.

Find information about all of our upcoming events right here in our Meetup group as well as on the Walk2Connect events calendar ( https://www.walk2connect.com/find_a_walk ), and follow us on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Walk2Connect ), Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/walk2connect/ ), and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/Walk2Connect) for photos, stories, related articles, and more.

Interested in leading conversational walks, hikes, or rambles in your own community or around Golden? Take our online training ( https://www.walk2connect.com/lead ) to become a Walking Movement Leader with Walk2Connect.

Check back often as new walks will be added throughout the year. Have a great idea for a walk? We'd love to hear from you!

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Upcoming events (5)

STSP (First Sunday): Tucker Gulch / Hogback Ridge

Norman D. Park

TYPE: STSP (1st Sunday) | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: Moderate, due to sloping hills and some steep stretches in first half of walk | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free From the newly updated Norman D Park, we will follow the extended Tucker Gulch trail under Hwy 93, visit the historic Brickyard House, and wander along the classic Hogback Ridge in North Golden. We will traverse time, from a multi-use trail completed in 2015 to a a Foursquare Romanesque brick house built in the early 1900's to a geologic structure (the Dakota hogback) created millions of years ago ... We'll begin near the parking lot by making introductions and starting the walk NO LATER than 5 after the hour. The walk will take about an hour. We do take the weather into account on this walk, as it is exposed. Check back in. Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the event the trip is cancelled unexpectedly. Thank you! Feel free to contact walking trip host (Rhiannon at[masked]) if you have questions! First Timers/Waiver: If this is your first time walking with this trip leader or if you have not completed a Welcome Waiver this year, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to connect, learn more about the walk, and complete a waiver. You can also fill out the online waiver here. (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) Parking: There will be limited parking in the parking lot, with ample parking in the neighborhood closeby. Please arrive early enough to park your vehicle and meet in the park promptly.. Dog Friendly! We will be doing a loop back to our starting location. Please consider whether your dog can handle 3 miles when walking in this season and insure that your dog is calm, well behaved and MUST stay leashed. Please be sure to bring baggies. Restrooms: There will be a portapotty at our starting point. Weather considerations: Please come prepared for our seasonal, changeable weather. Consider bringing water, light snacks, and weather-protective gear and/or layers. Golden Walks are intended to be very informal and to give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, ourselves and our surroundings. Let's walk! ~ Rhiannon Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions: E: [masked] // C:[masked] (beginning June)

STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life!!

Golden Visitor Center

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: This walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering. Please sign waiver before the walk, link below** TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: some sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio behind the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you need to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! We have a new waiver after March 2020: Please fill out and you should be good for the rest of the year : http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or protective gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Restroom is available inside the center. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect Chapter] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk!

STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life!!

Golden Visitor Center

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: This walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering. Please sign waiver before the walk, link below** TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: some sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio behind the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you need to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! We have a new waiver after March 2020: Please fill out and you should be good for the rest of the year : http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or protective gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Restroom is available inside the center. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect Chapter] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk!

STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life!!

Golden Visitor Center

**SAFER AT HOME RESTRICTIONS: This walk is limited to 10 people, we will practice physical distancing, everyone must have a face covering. Please sign waiver before the walk, link below** TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: some sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio behind the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you need to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! We have a new waiver after March 2020: Please fill out and you should be good for the rest of the year : http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or protective gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Restroom is available inside the center. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect Chapter] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk!

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STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life!!

Golden Visitor Center

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