For those who are looking for a non-primitive set-up, convenient access to commercial/cultural/entertainment/gambling amenities (Golden, Boulder and Blackhawk-Central City are less than half-hours drive-time, and Denver is about three-quarters an hour), and wanting to relax in the outdoors, this is an excellent choice.
As stated by others, if you are a hard-core wilderness warrior, as I was when living in the vicinity, there are many, many venues more suitable. Some, such as Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, are within an hours drive of Golden Gate which allows for a magnificent day trip.
If said warrior, with family in-tow, wanted to go Gonzo, he could leave the brood at base-camp Golden Gate (or not depending on age, physicality and affinity), strike out at 4:30 AM, drive a little over an hour to trek up Long's Peak, the highest non-technical hike, at well over 14,000 feet, in the United States.
Pros: close to amenities, modern facilities, easy access to all
Cons: close to amenities, modern facilities, easy access to all