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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.

Roxborough is a beautiful park! Watch out for the stumps in the middle of the trail as they are easy to not see and trip over while taking in the beauty.

walking
16 days ago

beautiful short trail. Not alot of elevation change on the main trail. Definitely worth the side hikes to the overlooks! Supports all terrain strollers (not the overlooks) but come early there is limited parking and access. Fee to acess.

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike! Little more information about the place for those who may not know; this is inside of Roxborough State Park. Day passes are $7, and there should be plenty of parking. The hike took us ~3 hours round trip and the path wasn't bad at all. Some wood block stairs in the beginning but only slight roots/rocks on the trail after. Great views of downtown Denver along the way/at the top!

Beautiful views! Easy hike that's sort of stroller friendly. More for a nice stroll with great views than a work out. There are two view points that are not to be missed (second view point is gorgeous though prob not the most stroller friendly, I was glad I had my baby carrier with me). Not too much shade so bring water and perhaps avoid doing the trail in midday sun on a hot day. It wasn't too crowded when we were there but we were there on a weekday. We got the last parking spot at 11am so I imagine weekends are hard to find parking. There was poison ivy all over so keep an eye out. Such a pretty hike though! Definitely recommend.

trail running
1 month ago

Great hike, plenty of rest stops and shady portions. Most of it was great for trail running and the view at the top is definitely worth the hike

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Amazing views of rocks.