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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.

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.

Do You Need A Special Activity Agreement?

Special Activity Agreement (SAA) ​​​​​​​​is required if you are a photographer or an organized group, profit or non-profit, planning to have a specific photography session in Roxborough State Park. 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.​​ 

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.  

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Roxborough Recognized by Leave No Trace!

We're excited to announce Roxborough State Park has been recognized as a Gold Standard Site by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics!

Gold Standard Site designations are awarded to public recreation lands that exemplify successful  #LeaveNoTrace ethics and showcase a strong commitment to the promotion of outdoor skills, ethics, and stewardship in order to help preserve and protect the natural landscape for generations to come.

For more information, read the press release

Leave No Trace Gold StandardPlease check out our video on LNT ethics and continue to help us practice LNT principles when you visit Roxborough State Park.​