Golden, Colorado

Golden, CO is an excellent place to host REU students in the summer.  With over 300 days per year of sunshine and the proximity to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, the Golden area provides a combination of year-round cultural, recreational, and entertainment opportunities that are virtually unmatched anywhere.  Colorado is known as being one of the fittest states in the country and Golden fits that reputation well with numerous walking, running, road bike, and mountain bike trails within a short distance from campus.


The following links will provide more information about Golden, the local area, and the Colorado School of Mines:

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S. In addition, Mines was recently named the Best Engineering College in the U.S. by USA Today.

The graduate programs at the Colorado School of Mines offer a unique combination of technical expertise and a high-class learning environment well suited to meeting your needs. If you are interested in pursuing a higher degree at the Colorado School of Mines, please fill out the online application.

The Colorado School of Mines is located close to government labs, including the National Renewable Energy Lab, other universities, including the University of Colorado at Boulder and Colorado State University, and outstanding medical research and clinical facilities, including Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

The City of Golden is a beautiful place to live, work, and study. The City of Golden website provides a comprehensive list of shops, restaurants, museums, and outdoor activities.

Located 20 minutes from Golden, Denver is the gateway to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Denver offers outstanding restaurants, cultural activities, and museums and is home to numerous professional sports teams including the Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rapids.