Fountain Valley Loop Trail

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Fountain Valley Loop Trail is a 2.2 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 activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

No Dogs and No Bikes allowed. There is a $7 entrance fee to access the park. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions. Trail is not paved. Comments: The Fountain Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile loop that winds through the Fountain and Lyons rock formations with a moderate change in elevation. This self-guided hike takes you through some of the most magnificent land in the park. The trail winds through several different habitats for plants and animals, including mule deer, fox and a variety of birds. You may see a golden eagle soaring over the hogback hunting small mammals, snakes or birds. At the top of the loop are buildings built by Henry S. Persse at the turn of the century. Persse used Roxborough as a summer home and hoped to develop the land into a resort. Hiking time is approximately one and one-half to two hours.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy trail. Nice scenery. Plenty of wildlife especially deer.

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1 month 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
2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy loop with great views of the rock formations up close. Combined this trail with the South Rim Loop and it made for a great afternoon of hiking. Love this park!

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2 months ago

Nice views with easily accessible lookout points off the main trail. Occasional shady areas and benches if you need a break but a pretty easy/flat trail. 7$ entrance fee or 70$ annual unlimited parking pass

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3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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

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