Fountain Valley Loop Trail

EASY 76 reviews
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Fountain Valley Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.2 miles 285 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

No Dogs and No Bikes allowed. There is a $7 entrance fee to access the park. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions. Trail is not paved. Comments: The Fountain Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile loop that winds through the Fountain and Lyons rock formations with a moderate change in elevation. This self-guided hike takes you through some of the most magnificent land in the park. The trail winds through several different habitats for plants and animals, including mule deer, fox and a variety of birds. You may see a golden eagle soaring over the hogback hunting small mammals, snakes or birds. At the top of the loop are buildings built by Henry S. Persse at the turn of the century. Persse used Roxborough as a summer home and hoped to develop the land into a resort. Hiking time is approximately one and one-half to two hours.

hiking
13 days ago

13 days ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful hike with limited shade. Fairly easy.

3 months ago

Chill. Pretty red rocks.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Peaceful trail that goes through covered and exposed areas. I enjoyed seeing the historic buildings and during fall months they had set up a station in the house and served hot cider/hot chocolate and cookies! Bobcats, mountain lions, bears and coyotes frequent this area, so keep children close! Otherwise, enjoy the red rock formations and nice overlooks.

4 months ago

4 months ago

good hike, beautiful views

4 months ago

5 months ago

So gorgeous, quiet and scenic! I really enjoyed this hike, with very little elevation gain.

walking
6 months ago

Why make the drive to Garden of the Gods when this is in Denver's backyard? Great hike for visitors from sea-level places or for parents pushing a stroller. Only minor complaint is the $7 per car entry fee which feels a little excessive.

hiking
6 months ago

This would be a great trail to any visitors you have to Colorado. It's more of a stroll/walk than a hike. The views are spectacular. Hard to put the camera down. In the lower section it was in a marshy area with thousands of white butterflies. It costs $7 to do 1 of the 5 hikes in Roxborough park. I recommend doing the South Rim Loop trail first making more of a day of it. The park has amazing facilities.. good for the whole family. When doing the loop I recommend doing it counterclockwise. You'll be facing better views during your walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike, stroller friendly, family fun! Minimal shade so plan accordingly.

7 months ago

birding
7 months ago

Fantastic! We went with a group. Two Master Birders from Audubon Society of Greater Denver lead.
We saw over 30 varieties of birds

hiking
7 months ago

Really beautiful rock formations along this easy trail. Great for families but the park does not allow dogs.I didn't plan to bring mine anyway, but missed petting the occasional pooch along the way. Still, a great quick hike so close to home!

7 months ago