Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

#4 of 41 state parks in Colorado

Best trails in Roxborough State Park

2256 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Roxborough State Park, Colorado? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs no trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Roxborough State Park ranging from 2.7 to 7.9 miles and from 6,138 to 7,145 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

Show more
Map of trails in Roxborough State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3339 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contact
303-973-3959
Helpful links
Top trails (9)
#1 - Carpenter Peak Trail
Roxborough State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(680)
Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Note: $9/day for park pass (payable by credit card and cash.)Show more
#2 - Fountain Valley Loop Trail
Roxborough State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(514)
Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
No Dogs and no Bikes allowed. There is a $8 entrance fee to access the park. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions. Trail isShow more
#3 - South Rim and Willow Creek Loop Trail
Roxborough State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(374)
Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
A gentle hike with spectacular red rock views Roxborough State Park is a true natural gem, conveniently located in Southwest Denver. The park is one of the best places near Denver to encounter wildlShow more
#4 - Lyons Overlook Trail
Roxborough State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(274)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
Note: Park Entrance Fee: $8Show more
#5 - South Rim, Willow Creek, and Fountain Valley Loop
Roxborough State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(121)
Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
South Rim, Willow Creek, and Fountain Valley Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The tShow more
#6 - Willow Creek Falls
Roxborough State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(40)
Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Willow Creek Falls is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#7 - Powerline Trail to Carpenter Peak Trail
Roxborough State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(126)
Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 8 m
This is a a lollipop loop that begins at the Visitor Center, goes up to and back down from the Carpenter Peak summit (7166') and, then, goes counterclockwise around the South Trim Trail back to the VShow more
#8 - Willow Creek Trail
Roxborough State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(113)
Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 40 m
Willow Creek Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#9 - Willow Creek Trail to Ironbark Drive to Swallowtail Trail
Roxborough State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(13)
Length: 7.1 mi
The Swallowtail trail loops are hidden behind the uplifted hogback formations of the Front Range on Douglas County's Nelson Ranch Open Space. The loops wind among rocks and ledges, through shrublandsShow more