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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.

hiking
2 days ago

Really enjoyable trail with lots to view!

hiking
14 days ago

Part of Roxborough SP. short trail. See map pic and do other trails there!

hiking
14 days ago

Part of Roxborough SP. short trail. See map pic and do other trails there!

Part of Roxborough SP. short trail. See map pic and do other trails there!

hiking
14 days ago

Good trail. I came to the park and did 13 miles of trails on a friday. Its a smaller SP but has some good views of the red rock formations. 7$ for a day pass or if you get the state park pass you can visit them all. The park notes on their signs that this trail is strenuous but its definitely moderate (its the most strenuous in this park.) some areas of shade but mostly sun. Plenty of parking and restrooms available as well as water bottle filler upper. Did this solo and felt safe as well!

Also did south rim, fountain view and lyons and this day. Got a good 6hr trek in!

Great views of the rock formations, but there's no shade. This trail is a bit on the boring side.

Less foot traffic than Fountain Valley and a little more shaded. Just hilly so not strenuous. Enough for a good, quick workout. Nice views.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Started as soon as Park opened. No one on Trail. Great views at top.