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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.

A great hike! Some beautiful wildflowers and the always gorgeous rock formations. Took the USFS #800 Trail / Powerline Trail back instead of taking Carpenter Peak Trail back. Good choice. Nowhere near as many people and beautiful scenery and very different views than on the east side. Would definitely recommend trying that route!

I've been wanting to do this hike for some time now but kept getting delayed. took my boys today. great hike, beautiful views, great wildlife. everything was so green from the recent rain. my boys are young, 5 and 7 and they did it like rockstars. just under nine miles from start to finish. highly recommend this for anyone.

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3 days ago

Easy hike with red rock formations, but little to no shade from the hot sun.

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7 days ago

Short and easy but a fun stroll through the scrub oak. It's almost tunnel like for half the trip.

on Willow Creek Trail

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9 days ago

on Fountain Valley Loop Trail

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15 days ago

Just finished this hike and it was slow going. There were at least 4 school or church groups making this hike, one had over 70 kids.
The sign at Roxborough State Park indicates this hike is streneous and you have it as moderate. Can't be both but I would say moderate.

15 days ago

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