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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.

Nice hike with awesome rock formations. Hiker only, no pets. Trail was extremely muddy and wet. Didn’t use traction, but a little slick in spots.

Beautiful view @ peak.

Beautiful winter hike. Sunny, a lot of snow but very little ice. Didn't need spikes.

18 days ago

Nice trail with a spectacular view at Lyons Overlook. Icy as of 1/28 so bring crampons.

We went on a family hike with our 6 year old. She complained on the way there but really enjoyed it once we got onto the trail. We saw several mile deer along the side of the trail. Great views from the Lyons Overlook.

1 month ago

Short and easy hike, great for young kids, nice views.

Good juice for the squeeze here. Great views of the red rocks and down toward Denver. Great overlooks are worth the detour with the one on the trail giving the best view as u are perched above the red rocks. Great spot for a picnic. Suggest doing loop in reverse — go left at the first Fork — that way u can hit the overlook toward the end!

Love our State Park pass so we can visit often. Parking on weekend limited. Several tables by visitor's center where we enjoyed a picnic. Charming homestead on route which has not been open when we are there, but interesting nevertheless. It is so nice to be able to have a relaxing walk without having bikes zoom by, or having to watch for dog poop!

on Fountain Valley Loop Trail

1 month ago

Awesome scenery but very busy on the weekends but if you’re ready for that enjoy the wonderful walk so close to town!

Good hike with nice views. Narrow path with ice at this time of year so wear your yaktraks/spikes.

Beautiful little trail not far from downtown Denver.

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.

3 months ago

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

lovely exhilarating hike

Beautiful hike close to home. Mellow Loop, you can add on the view points for some slight incline. $7 park entrance fee. Fall seems like the perfect time to go, way too hot in the summer.
Saw 10-15 deer on the way out as well

3 months 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.

3 months ago

Beautiful views and good for kids. Get there early - after 11 you might have to wait to enter the park. We started around 9:30 and there was a decent amount of shade, still. You can park right at the start of willow loop trail, so you don’t need to go up to the visitors center. First mile is moderately strenuous uphill (or at least felt that way with our one year old on my back). It was pretty windy at the top but felt warm with the sun. The rest of the trail is easy and winds through wooded areas and open meadows.

Did a lollipop for around 8.6 miles

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