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.
Roxborough 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.
Roxborough 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.