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​​​​​​​​​More than a million Denver-area residents have one of nature’s jewels in their backyard: Roxborough State Park, a short drive southwest of Denver.

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.​

Preserve Nature

To preserve Roxborough's natural state, no camping, mountain bikes, pets, or horses are permitted in Roxborough State Park. View other camping options in this area.

Friends of Roxborough Annual Photo Contest

Have you taken some great photos in Roxborough State Park? Were you in the right place at the right time to capture great clouds, shadows on the rocks, wildflowers in bloom, wildlife in action, or ...? Submit your best photos. They could be selected to be in the 2015 interpretive calendar. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Go to the Friends of Roxborough State Park page for guidelines and submission form. 

Archaeology Exhibit

Stop by the Visitor Center to learn why many have been attracted to this area for thousands of years. View artifacts that were found in the park and surrounding area. 

Overlook Rental

We are excited to announce that Roxborough is now renting out the two overlooks for weddings and other special events. For more information, please visit the Weddings page.

​Puppet Show: The Musical!

​​Join the Roxy Puppet Theater and the Puppeteers on Saturday, April 26th starting at 10:30 for a fun presentation. You can sing-a-long with our animal choir.​ Reservations are required, call (303) 973-3959.