nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

Roxborough State Park is a is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark and is only a brief drive southwest from Denver. With 3,339-acres of plants, animals, and beautiful views of iconic red-rock formations like Fountain Formation, Lyons Formation, and the Dakota Hogback, this park has something for everyone. Keep your eyes peeled for red fox, mule deer, golden eagles, and wildflowers.

Great hike. We turned this into a 10ish mile loop by returning on the Powerline Trail. Carpenter's peak is a nice place to relax and enjoy some lunch.

Nice, easy and wide packed dirt/gravel trail. No overhead shade, but the elevation change is minimal (slight downhill on way out and uphill on return). The overlooks are worth the (very short) departures from the main trails. Saw a herd of a dozen mule deer. We picked up the free trail guide from the visitor center which provided some interesting insight corresponding to about 16 numbered trail markers.
We arrived about 11:15am and waited about 20 minutes to enter the park. (They were regulating, as there is limited parking within the park; so each car only entered if a car was leaving.)

Easy trail. Nice scenery. Plenty of wildlife especially deer.

Beautiful trail with lots of awesome views of the foothills. Also looks like a mini garden of the gods in places.

lovely exhilarating hike

1 month ago

Great hike on a cool and partly cloudy day. No dogs is really a nice relief some times. The trail is mostly narrow and a lot of traffic. Good views. Saw a big herd of mule deer in the open field near the lake going out.

1 month ago