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Fountain Valley Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily 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.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 324 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Snow

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No dogs

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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 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.

http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/roxborough/Pages/RoxboroughStatePark.aspx

Roxborough State Park

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Alyssa Miron
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Hiking

Really easy and pretty trail to do. Views are almost as breathtaking as Garden of the Gods!

Ryan Dinaro
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Nature trips

just beautiful

Sarah Null
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HikingFeeNo shade

Great little loop. Peaceful and quiet. This would make a great trail for a morning run. It is highly exposed to the sun so be sure to put on sunblock and wear a hat. There is a small area with two historic buildings- they were closed but you could peek in the windows and check out the inside which looks redone. Saw one deer, no snakes.

Bree King
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Hiking

Loved this as a quick trail with great views. My 3 yr old did really well! Like mentioned before, there are benches places sporadically along the path and most are typically under shade. There are limited shady spots, but there isn’t much of an incline and the trail isn’t too long so the lack of shade isn’t a huge problem. It was moderately crowded, to be expected for an easy trail with such breathtaking views! Walk up the Lyon’s loop path (not far at all). It’s a great lookout and place to have a snack or water break.

Michaela Lewis
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HikingFeeNo shade

Beautiful, open, gravel trail. Has small benches dispersed every so often along the trail. No shade, so definitely consider the use of sunscreen and/or sun protective clothing. Walk up “Lyons Overlook” for a great view. $9 park entry fee when I went on a Saturday.

katie naughton
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Hiking

Easy to do. Not many people on the hike, got there around 9am.

Rebecca Kelly
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Hiking

Beautiful park! Only downfall is there is no shade, so I don’t recommend it in the summer.

Melissa M
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Nice walk, mostly flat. Lots of plants in bloom.

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Abbey Liechty
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Hiking

Nice trail. Maintained very well. Got there around 9am on Tuesday and the lots were already filling up. $9 entrance fee. There were some gorgeous rock formations, but it was a bit crowded. Be prepared for no shade.

Ashley Butler
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Hiking

We got there at about 9 on a Thursday and the parking lots were pretty full. Beautiful hike and lots of benches/markers to stop and take in the scenery!! We saw multiple deer.

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Josh McClintock
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Hiking

This park is so beautiful! I love it!! The far side of this trail is spectacular!! The other side has a lookout called "Lyons Overlook". Don't skip that!!

Elizabeth Pettie
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Hiking

Great, easy hike with some really extraordinary rock formations! Went on a Saturday and the park was at capacity by 8:30am. Get there early or be prepared to queue!

Kyra Jacobson
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Hiking

It’s a nice and flat trail. Kids friendly, and no pets allows. We did it around noon on a Thursday and it is not busy at all!

Marta Nielsen
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Hiking

We hiked/walked yesterday and it was absolutely beautiful. The park was crowded and trails were somewhat crowded, but thinned out to a comfortable level in most places. Some of us were wearing masks (maybe only 20%). There were many young families! I would recommend taking the extra hike to both lookouts along this trail - scenery is worth it! More wildflowers than I expected are in bloom. So pretty! Overall, the trail is fairly exposed, so wear sunscreen, prepare for heat. This is a nice, easy hike.

Tim Lewis
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HikingNo shade

A 20 minute line of cars to get in at 11am on Saturday so come early. Once inside you are taken into a scene from the Lord of Rings mixed with the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The trail was well marked and covered with gravel. My double stroller did well throughout the hike. Very kid friendly with gorgeous views throughout.

Scott Vanderpoel
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Hiking

very easy, well maintained double track trail. not challenging, but very scenic. especially the detour to Lyons overlook

Lindsey Gerstner
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HikingFeeNo shade

An absolute favorite to take the kids too. A decent length loop and so much beauty to take in. Nice smooth trail, could easily take a jogging stroller if needed. Bring sunscreen!

Dylan Rose
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Hiking

Hiked here this morning. Super dope spot for sunrise! Heads up... dogs aren’t allowed in the park, not even in the vehicle. Enjoy. #leavenotrace

Camille Triebel
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No shade

pretty but very hot and little shade

Lacy Bursick
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HikingNo shade

Great easy trail for a late day hike. Defined trail with great views the whole way.

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Shilo R.
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Morgan Speer
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Hiking

It was a fun little loop. I got there at 9:30 and any later the trail would have been overcrowded. I would suggest going as early as possible. Elevation gain is very minimal.

Alyssa Leinweber
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Hiking

Easy trail with gorgeous views of the rock formation. Wide path that is well maintained.

Terianne Anderson
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Hiking

Too short. But fun!

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Aria Marizza
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Hiking

Super nice trail, a tad bit crowded but not too bad. Not too many shady spots but at this time of year that’s not really needed. Would recommend!

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Brian Andrews
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Hiking

What a treat. I’d hiked “all over” the park, but never tried this trail. Honestly, has the best views. West side you’re in a “Canyon”. East side doesn’t have the constant views, but the overlook is fantastic. (2/15 - trail snow packed; spikes useful; overlook trail VERY icy)

Anne Rowland
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HikingIcySnow

Trail is snowy / slushy

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