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Golden Business Spotlight: Walt's Tire Service

Story and photos by Povy Kendal Atchison -

One of Walt’s most interesting customers was John Denver. Partner Matthew Shobe worked on Denver’s 1970 Toyota FJ Cruiser.

“Working on his car really gave me a Rocky Mountain high!” says Matthew.

Walt’s Tire Service is located at the historic corner of South Golden Road and Mt. Vernon Road and is not your typical tire store.

“Walt’s provides fast and quality service at competitive prices and we also repair many tires others won’t touch. Forrest and I have a decade of experience under our belts and people like us because we’re honest and we do good work," said Matthew.

Walt’s, founded by Walt Bartosh in 1978, is now run by his son, Forrest, and partner, Matt Shobe. Walt, a native Coloradan who attended Golden High School, recalls busy Old South Golden Road to Denver that intersected with Colfax Road and continued directly through what is now Colorado Mills.

Nowadays, Walt, who lives close by, takes care of the tire store’s bookkeeping. When he’s not doing that you might see him stopping by the shop with his 1970 Chevelle to check the tires.

You can support Walt's by patronizing the business. Get quality tire service from a local family at Walt's.

Walt’s Tire Service

15990 South Golden Road

Golden, CO


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