Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Do List

Our favorite things to see and do near Origin Hotel.


Red Rocks Ampitheatre

From the hiking the Trading Post trail, to a challenging stair workout, to catching your favorite concert, Red Rocks is certainly a site to see. Be sure to add this to your DoList for your visit to Colorado!

Hike Mt. Galibrath Park

Mount Galbraith Park is a hiker-only destination, with nearly five miles of steep, rocky trails that reward with commanding views of Golden, the plains and the Continental Divide. The Mt. Galbraith Loop circles 1.6 miles around the top of the 7,260-foot peak.

Tony Grampsas Dog Park

Head to Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex for some wooded off-leash fun. Located at the north end of the ballfields and just behind New Terrain Brewing, the enclosed area is a 2.5 acre site, 300 yards north of the main parking lot. Just follow the sidewalk to it’s end past the ballfields!

Lake Dillon

From stand up paddling to kayaking, hiking to snowshoeing, Lake Dillon is a must see on the list. Travel up 70 towards Breckenridge for some fantastic views and outdoor activities!

Alderfer Three Sisters Park

One of the best parks to take your family, friends, and pups! With over a dozen trails of various lengths and altitudes, you’ll be able to select the right path for you.

Bike Apex Trails

Apex Trail is the main trail connecting many of the Apex park trails to one another. You can start on the west end off of Lookout Mountain road or from the east off of the Heritage Park parking lot depending on the day.

Earth Treks

Climbing and community go hand in hand. Enjoy beginner lessons or grab your belay partner and head up the road to climb some of the industry’s best routes! Be sure to ask our front desk locals for the ORIGIN rate.

Dinosaur Ridge

Visit the word-famous Bones Bed, Crocodile Creek, Dinosaur Track, and Brontosaur Bulge, all at Dinosaur Ridge. Enjoy guided bus tours, hiking the trails, or even sifting for fossils just a mile down the road from the hotel!

Mt Evans

Our closest 14er, you can reach 14,130 ft in the sky by climbing or even driving. The highest of the Rocky Mountain highs brings you to the rarefied world above the timberline, where you’ll see unique wildflowers, furry pikas, rock-jumping mountain goats, and alpine lakes.

Maxwell Falls Trail

This 5 mile out and back trail is a well-marked, moderate option for visitors not who may not be as versed in hiking. Prepare for a steep incline and enjoy the view from 8,5000 feet.

Colorado Railroad Museum

There’s no shortage of things to see and experience at the Colorado Railroad Museum. From featured exhibits to their large collection of rolling stock and Roundhouse restoration facility – you’re sure to learn something by Colorado’s inspiring railroad history.

Fly Fishing

The Golden Mile for fly fishing stretches along Clear Creek from Jefferson County’s Grant Terry Park to Vanover Park at 10th and Ford Streets in downtown Golden. The Golden Mile is the result of a 2009 project by West Denver Trout Unlimited to create a first class trout habitat in Golden.


Nomad Taqueria & Beer Garden

Nomad is the perfect gathering spot: whether it’s over breakfast enjoying an area roaster’s brew, at the bar during happy hour or outside in the beer garden sampling a one of 20 local brews or custom cocktails.

Woody's Wood Fired Pizza

Located just one block west of the Coors brewery parking lot, Woody’s is the ideal stop for lunch or dinner during your visit to beautiful downtown Golden, Colorado. Family owned and operated restaurant offering patrons “so much more than just great pizza!”


New Terrain Brewing Co.

With a taproom, food trucks, and brewery tours, this is a great stop of your weekend excursions outdoors. There you’ll find a team dedicated to the science & craft of small batch, high quality, creative beers. Be sure to try the Cruise Ride!

Indulge Bistro + Wine Bar

Offering a great balance of food + drink options, stop by for a solid brunch spot in the heart of downtown Golden.

Stranahan's Distillery

Located on the west side of Denver, the Stranahan’s Distillery is a whiskey lover’s promised land. Reserve your spot on a Distillery Tour to discover the brew house, bottling room, and more.

Golden Moon Speakeasy

This speakeasy style cocktail lounge and distillery tasting room offers an extensive cocktail menu featuring classic and modern craft cocktails, pre-prohibition style punches and long drinks, all made solely with the spirits produced by Golden Moon Distillery. Here you can also enjoy cheese, charcuterie and a variety of other small bites + desserts.


The only commercial scale, dedicated gluten-free brewing facility in Colorado. There’s never a chance of cross-contamination, so you can celebrate with no worries. Their brewery and tasting room are located in Golden, Colorado, where their flagship beer, Favorite Blonde, is distributed locally. Don’t miss out on the chance to tour the facilities!

Coors Brewery

See and taste traditional brewing at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the largest single-site brewery in the world! Since 1873 the Coors Brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service.  The Coors Brewery Tour showcases their history and passion for brewing in a 30-minute look at our malting, brewing and packaging processes. Peak at old photos, neon signs, historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia from their archives. After your tour, enjoy beer samples in their Hospitality Lounge.