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Rockies Near Denver Travel Guide

Golden

Golden was once the territorial capital of Colorado. City residents have smarted ever since losing that distinction to Denver by "dubious" vote in 1867, but in 1994 then-Governor Roy Romer restored "ceremonial" territorial-capital status to Golden. Today it is one of Colorado's fastest-growing cities, boosted by the high-tech industry as well as MillerCoors Brewery and Colorado School of

Mines. Locals love to kayak along Clear Creek as it runs through Golden; there's even a racecourse and a whitewater park on the water.

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