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More than a million Denver-area residents have one of natures jewels in their backyard: Roxborough State Park, a short drive southwest of Denver. Roxborough is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark for good reason. The 3,339-acre park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Visitors can take in all of Roxboroughs geological wonders via a series of trails for every level of hiker. The Fountain Valley Overlook is only 100 yards from the Visitor Center and provides spectacular views of several beautiful rock formations, including the Fountain Formation, Lyons Formation, and the Dakota Hogback. Many visitors tote their cameras to capture one of the many beautiful views or animal sightings such as red fox from one of the parks overlooks.

hiking
2 days ago

Not as great as other trails in the park, but a good quick hike

Great easy hike for hikers and families. Beautiful views and wildlife. Also, some great history along the way at the stone house.

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2 days ago

AMAZING hike. Breathtakingly beautiful, super low impact, really quick and easy hike. 100% recommend this hike :)

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18 days ago

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23 days ago

Beautiful and simple. It's short and fast and perfect if you're just trying to get out before work in the morning or before dinner in the evening.

A beautiful, easy loop that gives you all the best views Roxborough has to offer. Make sure you take the spur to Lyons Overlook!

26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful winter hike! It's rated as strenuous at the park but I would definitely call it moderate if you are in okay shape. Beautiful views with the snow on the red rocks.

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1 month ago

Nice early morning hike on 1/1. I parked by the first parking are on the left when entering in the park, before the main visitor lot. You can hop right on the trail there. I then ended up back by the visitor center at the end of the hike, and the trail didn't really appear to lead back to my car, so just had to walk the short ways on the road back down to my vehicle. Nice views, only saw one other group of two hikers the whole time. Sections are icy but fine with my microspikes and taking it a little slow in areas.