Accommodation near the college offers astonishing mountain vistas and a taste of local culture. To start with, you can arrive by air via Denver International Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from the city along the I-70 and I-76.
The Coors Brewery is the largest in the world, so it's well worth a visit to the founding site when you're here. You can also visit the museum and gravesite of Buffalo Bill, one of the most enduring figures of America's Old West.
Colorado is known for its exciting outdoor adventures, and Golden is no exception. Go whitewater rafting at Clear Creek for an adrenaline rush and the opportunity to see the fantastic scenery from the water.
The state capital is within easy reach of Golden, and full of brilliant places to visit. The Chamberlin Observatory has exhibits and events on the wonders of the universe, while the Denver Art Museum is world class. The city is famous for its Mexican food, with plenty of superb bars worth checking out in LoDo (Lower Downtown).