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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.​

30th anniversary poster imageRoxborough 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 17                                                        11 a.m.—3 p.m.
​Roxborough State Park was acquired in 1975 and opened to the public in 1987.Today the park encompasses over 3300 acres and is designated a State Natural Area, National Natural Landmark, a National Archaeological District and an Important Birding Area. Come help us celebrate and learn how to protect this precious resource while you enjoy your state park! Visit with our special guest, Talon, Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s mascot and stop by to get a design painted on you by our face painter! There will be educational hikes, activities and talks! For more information see the events flyer​.​

​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 Stephen H. Hart award from History Colorado and was chosen to receive the State Archaeologist award. History Colorado presents the Stephen H. Hart awards to recognize outstanding achievements in archaeology and historic preservation throughout Colorado. From this select group of awardees, one exceptional project is chosen every year to receive the Hart State Archaeology award. 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. ​