Day trip: Golden

By Michael J. Casey

Originally founded in 1859 — one year after Boulder was settled — Golden was first a mining camp along Clear Creek, then the capital of the Colorado territory before being ousted by Denver when Colorado became a state in 1876. Now the city is synonymous with the world’s largest single-site brewery, Coors, the Colorado School of Mines, and all the appeal of a mountain town without the drag of a four-hour drive… Read more…