Sports and Recreation
Located in the scenic foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the City of Golden provides a welcoming and diverse setting for the Mines community to enjoy. Whether enjoying Colorado’s famous outdoor adventures or exploring more urban activities, Golden’s centralized location is also perfect for heading out in any direction. There are about a dozen major ski areas within a one- to three-hour drive from campus, and downtown Denver and Boulder are within 20 miles of Mines, offering all the recreational opportunities of a vibrant, metropolitan area.
In addition to 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams, Mines offers 18 competitive clubs, intramurals (over 550 teams in 2016-2017), a state-of-the-art recreation center and an outdoor recreation center with a wide range of outdoor equipment to rent, and one of the nation’s best combinations of facilities with the Clear Creek Athletics Complex.