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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 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 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 Recruits Volunteer Naturalists For  Class Of 2015

Become a Volunteer Naturalist for Roxborough State Park and enjoy the unique beauty of the park as you share it with others. Anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Naturalist is invited to attend our Prospective Volunteer Open House being held at Roxborough State Park Thursday, Feb. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information and to register, please call the park at (303) 973-3959. Training will begin in April.

Volunteers receive a comprehensive 4-week training course, periodic brush-ups, and a State Parks Annual Pass after 48 service hours within a calendar year. Prospective volunteers must be at least 18 years old and enjoy working with children and the outdoors. We are especially looking for volunteers that are available Tuesday through Saturday to work with preschool, school, and Scout groups. This is your opportunity to become a valued Volunteer Naturalist for Roxborough State Park. The next training will not be until 2017!

Roxborough State Park is a treasured resource and home to a unique diversity of plants and animals. The Park is designated a State Natural Area and National Natural Landmark. Roxborough is a day use-hiking park. Please leave your pets and bikes at home.​