Resident’s Guide

The City of Golden is located just 15 miles west of Denver, but is separated from the rest of the metro area by two stunning mesas and is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Many major highways give drivers easy access to both the city and the mountains, including I-70, C470, U.S. Highway 6 and Highways 58 and 93. The city is located at an elevation of 5,675 feet and it covers 9 square miles, which includes 9 miles of bike lanes and 29 miles of bicycle/pedestrian trails.

Population: 18,867
Warmest Month: July with average highs of 89 degrees, average lows of 59 degrees
Coldest Month: December with average highs of 47 degrees, average lows of 18 degrees
Average Rainfall: 17.35” per year
Rainiest Month: May
Sunny Days: 246

Utilities

Trash / Recycling

Alpine Waste
Customer Service
(303) 277-8727
golden@alpinewaste.com
Learn more about Golden Municipal Trash & Recycling Services.
Rooney Road Recycling Center
(303) 316-6262 x 1 or 2
151 S. Rooney Road
Golden, CO 80401
Discover more Golden Recycling & Disposal Centers

Telephone

Centurylink
(866) 957-5941
Vonage
(800) 583-9216
Comcast Digital Phone
(877) 455-7953

Water

Water Billing
(303) 384-8026
Water/Sewer 24-hour emergency line: (303) 384-8158

Electricity / Gas

Xcel Energy
24-hour contacts
Electric Emergency/Power Outage:
(800) 895-1999
Gas Emergency/Gas Odor:
(800) 895-2999
Xcel Billing & Service Inquiries
Residential:
(800) 895-4999
Business:
(800) 481-4700

Cable / Internet

CenturyLink High-Speed Internet
(866) 965-8030
Comcast Communications
(866) 943-7021
DIRECTV
(800) 595-9931
DISH Network
(888) 321-7209
HughesNet Satellite Internet
(877) 570-8201
Exede Internet
(855) 627-2553
Frontier Communications
(877) 736-1435

Services

Police / Fire

For all emergencies, please call 911!
Non-emergency dispatch: (303) 384-8045
Register your cell phone for emergency alerts
Visit our Police Department and Fire Department pages for more information.

Foothills Animal Shelter
(303) 278-7577
Learn more about Licensing your Dog.

American Job Center
3500 Illinois St.
Laramie Building
Golden, CO  80401
(303) 271-4700
americanjobcenter@jeffco.us

Hospitals

Nearby Hospitals

Lutheran Medical Center
8300 W. 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 8033
(303) 403-7871
St. Anthony Central
11600 W. 2nd Place
Lakewood, CO 80228
(720) 321-0000

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control
700 Jefferson County Pkwy #160
Golden, CO 80401-6018
(303) 271-5070
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Email: Animal-Control@jeffco.us
After-hours and animal emergencies:
(303) 277-0211

Golden Library
1019 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 235-5275

DMV / Drivers License

16950 W. Colfax Ave., Ste 104
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 497-1182
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Newspapers

The Golden Transcript
P.O. Box 17270
(110 N. Rubey Drive, Suite 120)
Golden, CO 80402
(303) 279-5541
The Denver Post
101 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 954-1010

Regional Transportation District (RTD)
1600 Blake Street
Denver, CO  80202
(303) 299-6000
Visit our Transit Services pages for more information on the Community Call-n-Ride Bus and Light Rail in Golden.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa