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South Rim Loop Trail

EASY 111 reviews
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South Rim Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly 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
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

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 wildlife. The highlight of this hike will be the dramatic views of the red rock formations angling skyward. This trail offers some of the best views in the park, and is less crowded than the fountain valley trail. This is a state park so you will need to purchase a day pass for $6, or an annual pass for around $60. In order to protect the wildlife and the natural state of the park there are some restrictions here.Restrictions - Pets are not permitted in the park. - Visitors must remain on park trails. - Trails are closed to horses and bicycles. - Rock climbing is prohibited. - The park is open to day use only

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1 hour ago

Beautiful trail with lots of awesome views of the foothills. Also looks like a mini garden of the gods in places.

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8 days ago

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15 days ago

Beautiful views and good for kids. Get there early - after 11 you might have to wait to enter the park. We started around 9:30 and there was a decent amount of shade, still. You can park right at the start of willow loop trail, so you don’t need to go up to the visitors center. First mile is moderately strenuous uphill (or at least felt that way with our one year old on my back). It was pretty windy at the top but felt warm with the sun. The rest of the trail is easy and winds through wooded areas and open meadows.

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

Roxborough is a beautiful park! Watch out for the stumps in the middle of the trail as they are easy to not see and trip over while taking in the beauty.

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2 months ago

Great trail with a gradual small climb. Gorgeous views of the red rocks. Absolutely loved this hike. We combined this trail with the Fountain Valley loop and it was perfect.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Almost 3 miles. Took about 1 hr 45 mins with lots of stops to take photos. Decent amount of shade was a surprise. Still, lots of sun exposure. We started on the trail near the visitors center. Was told this was a little easier as the incline to the top is stretched out more. You can also enter the trail from the parking lot closer to the entrance. I think the view of the ridge is probably more enjoyable coming down then going up.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty easy trail. The rock formations are pretty -- similar to Red Rocks or Garden of the Gods. This trail took us about an hour and a half. Be prepared to pay for parking. We started early, around 7 am, and encountered a stag about 100 feet away. Beautiful.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Really enjoyable trail with lots to view!

hiking
3 months ago

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