Gold Hill, Colorado

Gold Hill is located about 10 miles to the northwest of Boulder, Colorado, perched on a mountainside above Left Hand Canyon at an elevation of 8,300 feet.

Gold Hill is accessible from nearby Left Hand Canyon Road via Lick Skillet Road, the steepest county road in the United States. Easier approaches to Gold Hill include Sunshine Canyon Road from 4th and Mapleton in Boulder, Gold Run Road from Salina (on Four Mile Canyon Road), and Gold Hill Road from the Peak-to-Peak Highway (State Highway 72) south of Ward. All of these roads are susceptible to heavy snows during the winter which at times render Gold Hill inaccessible to vehicles not equipped with chains or four wheel drive.

Good news! Gold Hill now has a bus & shuttle service available for private groups up to 15 people. Click find out more.

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