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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.

Beautiful colors in the fall... golden grass, green pines, red and gray rock.

23 days ago

The primary picture on this webpage doesn't do the red rocks justice. Great walk with beautiful views of the rocks, park and metro area.

Beautiful area, great views and overall an enjoyable hike. Trail is a little narrow in areas but nothing too bad. A trail to hike over and over again.

Location is nice, close to Denver, and the red rock formations are beautiful. This hike has a false summit that could be a great turn around location if you're feeling done. I've hiked here in summer and winter -- details and recommendations found here: https://goo.gl/QCFwh9

Great fall hike close to Denver

Very easy hike in beautiful Rocksborough state park

Beautiful hike with limited shade. Fairly easy.

Nice hike

Chill. Pretty red rocks.

Nice view of the front range. Good trail for how close it is.

Best trail in Roxborough in my opinion.

Decent trail, although lots of hiking through scrub oaks.

2 months ago

Beautiful views from north to south!!

Hiked this trail on 9/15/16. It is so beautiful, and well worth the $7.00 entrance fee. It is so quiet and peaceful. Must hike the two side trails to see gorgeous views. Will come back to hike some of the other trails in this park.

Very easy trail with beautiful views. It's a great hike for guests who aren't hikers. Hardly any elevation gain. Be sure to do the Lion's Overlook, or you won't see the views. It only took us an hour to do the loop, and we stopped a lot to look around.