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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.​

​No Drones!

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Please note that no drones are permitted in Roxborough State Park. 

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 t​his area.

Vehicle Access Information

​Please note we have one road from the entrance gate to the parking lots. We do not have any other vehicle access through the park. All trails start at the visitor center and are for foot traffic only, please leave your bikes at home.​ Please call us at (303) 973-3959 if you require more information. 

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. 


​​Roxborough Receives Award!

AwardRoxborough is honored to receive the State Archaeologist award from History Colorado. This goes to a person, project, or program that demonstrates a commitment to archaeology and historic preservation.

​Roxborough's st​aff and volunteers were recognized for all our hard work and fostering a positive public appreciation for the archaeological heritage of Roxborough State Park. Read more in the news release. ​

Do You Need A Special Activity Agreement?

A Special Activity Agreement (SAA) ​​​is required if you are a photograher or an organized group, profit or non-profit, and charge a fee for participants. This form must be filled out, sent in, and approved by the Park Manager prior to your visit. In most cases a fee is required in addition to the park entrance fee.​​ 

Keep Hydrated!

Beginning August 1, 2017, Roxborough will no longer be selling water in plastic throwaway bottles to the public. We will be selling a high-quality re-usable bottle for $8 each. There is filtered water for these bottles available at the VC. Please help us make this change a big success!