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South Rim Loop Trail

EASY 36 reviews
#3 of 5 trails in

South Rim Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, CO 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.

2.8 miles 456 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

A gentle hike with spectacular red rock views Roxborough State Park is a true natural gem, conveniently located in Southwest Denver. The park is one of the best places near Denver to encounter wildlife. The highlight of this hike will be the dramatic views of the red rock formations angling skyward. This trail offers some of the best views in the park, and is less crowded than the fountain valley trail. This is a state park so you will need to purchase a day pass for $6, or an annual pass for around $60. In order to protect the wildlife and the natural state of the park there are some restrictions here.Restrictions - Pets are not permitted in the park. - Visitors must remain on park trails. - Trails are closed to horses and bicycles. - Rock climbing is prohibited. - The park is open to day use only


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1 month ago

Great easy hike, even has shade sprinkled throughout. Great views. It gets very brushy in places and poison ivy lines the edge of the trail thickly in spots. Lots of shady secluded benches all along the trail. Saw lots of different animal tracks and scat


1 month ago

hiking

I recommend doing this loop before doing the Fountain Valley loop. It's got great views of what you will potentially be walking through if you do the Fountain Valley loop. $7 parking fee. If you don't have exact change at the entrance you can proceed to the visitors center to buy a pass with your credit card. This is a good trail for running. My wife and I love it.


2 months ago

trail running

Great trail! Perfect for running.


2 months ago

Very easy and fun trail to complete. Lots of bumblebees and rattlesnakes. Beautiful views all around


2 months ago

hiking

Great loop trail to see some of the beauty of Colorado.


2 months ago


2 months ago

hiking

What a great way to end a strenuous week of 12ers 13ers and 14ers.

It warm here and there are PLENTY of rattlesnakes.

Sunscreen, sunglasses, water and common sense.


2 months ago

hiking

This area has a great visitors center! The hike was beautiful with several rock formations. Parts of this hike are in the sun.


3 months ago

walking

Looked like a pretty trail but didn't know dogs aren't allowed


3 months ago

hiking

This is an amazing trail with beautiful views. Easy enough for any skill level and doable with an hour and a half. 100% worth it


5 months ago

hiking

Great little loop for a quick hike. Good views from its highest point. Doable for the kiddos.


5 months ago

hiking

- like easy hike, slight climb
- St. Patrick's Day hike with Mr. Muscles
- nice one to do again with the Mini
- not a good hike for a hot day as minimal shade
- 3.5/5 stars


9 months ago

hiking

A fun trail. Great views to the north of the red rocks.


10 months ago

hiking

This is an easy yet outstanding trail for anyone looking to do a casual hike. The trail is surrounded by a diverse array of wildflowers, cacti, reddish-purple rocks, shrubs, and trees. At times it feels like walking in a wild arboretum. As the first hiker of the day, I've seen the tracks of deer, fox, birds, and even a mountain lion. I have seen both deer and fox in this park. The visitor center keeps a list of wildlife sightings on a whiteboard, so definitely check that out!


11 months ago

birding

Beautiful trail. As mentioned, it gets a little narrow and rocky (not difficult) on the Eastern (dry) side. Be bear aware when in Roxborough!! Especially with the kiddos!


1 year ago

hiking

South rim is a awesome trail. But up on the highest part, it is a narrow trail on the rim and we wondered what would happen if we met a bear. We heard some rustling in the scrub oak, but hoped it was just a bird. Got down to the parking lot and looked up where we were and there he was. Standing on a rock looking down at us.


1 year ago


1 year ago

hiking

Great day hike with the kids, beautiful scenery. Not to crowded for a Sunday afternoon. Will definitely explore the other trails in Roxborough.