Golden is within easy access of Glacier and Yoho National Parks, making it the perfect base from which to experience these magnificent parks.
Glacier National Park has a rich natural and cultural history and is renowned for its mountaineering, deep snow and prestine wilderness.
The abandoned trail-grade, stone bridges and trestle supports, snow sheds and other structures can be visited on self-guided trails. There are hiking trails ranging from 15 minutes easy walks to multiple day hiking for the avid and experienced hiker.
Yoho National Park is home to glacier lakes, stunning waterfalls, snow topped peaks and towering rock walls.
In 1909, the Burgess Shale fossil beds were discovered in Yoho Natonal Park. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these fossil beds contain the remains of 135 ancient marine animals. Yoho National Park has a wide selection of hiking trails for families and people of all abilities, plus longer trails for keen hikers.