Roxborough State Park

Littleton, CO
Length: Varies

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Ro​xborough​ is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark for good reason. The park, with close to 4000-acres, is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer.

Visitors can take in all of Roxborough’s geological wonders via a series of trails ​for every level of hiker. The Fountain Valley Overlook is only 100 yards from the Visitor Center and provides spectacular views of several beautiful rock formations, including the Fountain Formation, Lyons Formation, and the Dakota Hogback.  Many visitors tote their cameras to capture one of the many beautiful views or animal sightings such as red fox from one of the park’s overlooks.​​

There really is a trail for everyone at this park, a perfect place to bring visitors! There are several loops and out and back trails that will get you some distance and elevation as well. If you’re looking for a longer hike with experienced hiking kiddos and/or feeling strong with a carrier give Carpenter’s Peak a try, the view is spectacular!

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

Many of the trails are shaded, but not all and it gets hot in the summer!

No dogs allowed at this park due to the preservation of the red rock.

A few of the trails are stroller friendly.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $8.00

There are two smaller lots by the visitors center and some street parking available. The lots will fill up and there is often a wait at the fee station on the weekends.

This is a Colorado State Park so there is an $8 per car entrance fee or you can purchase a Colorado State Park pass for $70 for the year, good at all State Parks.

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