Both locations are not great
I lived in Boulder, CO for 15 years and I had a short-lived haunt in Denver. I can tell you from experience that it is unlikely a haunt in Golden will do well. Golden is considered a hick town and a loooong drive from Denver and Boulder. It's really not that that far but in people's minds it is on another planet.
I have only visited Reno several times and have never lived there but again it's a hick town except for the hotels and casinos. Vacationers going to Reno want to gamble and eat buffets in the winter - not got on a hay ride out in the cold.
Bottom line is that I don't see either of these locations as anywhere near optimal.