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South Rim Loop Trail

EASY 95 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

hiking
2 days 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.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Really enjoyable trail with lots to view!

hiking
17 days ago

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

hiking
19 days ago

26 days ago

You have to pay to enter the park and use the trails.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! I decided to go during the day today and it was wonderful. It's very green and many of the wild flowers are blooming. The trail is a little washed out near the top of the bluff but it's really not too bad.

2 months ago

Great north facing views of the rocks, mountains, and city from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views of the red rocks. Looks like Garden of the Gods.

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

One of our favorite hikes. Great for visitors

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is an easy trail with great views and lots of benches along the way to rest and enjoy the open fields and views of the rocks. Also some great city views. Best during the week since it's much less busy. Bummer you have to pay $7 every time you go but since it's a state park you have to. But worth it for sure.

3 months ago

4 months ago

easy level trail. Note that the gates to visitor center opens at 8AM !