Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Do List

Our favorite things to see and do near Origin Hotel.

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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 tis 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!

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.

Clear Creek White Water Park

Clear Creek Whitewater Park is one of Golden’s most unique recreational attractions. Built for recreational canoeing and kayaking, the course is one quarter of a mile of adventurous, splashing fun!

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.

Golden River Sports

Fly fishing classes, clinics, and guide trips as well as some great deals like free fly line cleaning and a monthly free fly tie where you can bring your own stuff, hang out and tie up some bugs at Mountain Toad Brewing.

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.

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.


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!”

Mac Nation

At the base of the mountain and gulch of Indian Hills, this hidden gem features a long, long list of mac and cheese dishes — upwards of 20 versions of the iconic dish.


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.