Roxborough State Park, Littleton

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Roxborough State Park is a state park of Colorado, United States, known for dramatic red sandstone formations. Located in Douglas County 20mi south of Denver, Colorado, the 3339acre park was established in 1975. In 1980 it was recognized as a National Natural Landmark.GeographyRoxborough State Park, a 3339acre Colorado State Park, is known for dramatic red sandstone formations. Located in Douglas County 25mi south of Denver, Colorado. In 1980 it was recognized as a National Natural Landmark because of the number of ecological systems and geological formations. It is also a State Historic Site and National Cultural District because of the number of archaeological sites.GeologyRoxborough State Park is a designated Colorado Natural Area and National Natural Landmark for its 300-million-year-old red sandstone Fountain Formation that tilt at a 60 degree angle. The park includes great examples of exposed Precambrian to Late Mesozoic hogback, monolithic and spire formations from the Permian, Pennsylvanian and Cretaceous age. Carpenter Peak's exposed granite is from Precambrian era.
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  • Grab a trail map and explore this fascinating place with unparalleled scenery. Take a hike through this natural place of beauty, ecological diversity and serenity. Bring your camera to capture wildlif...  more »
  • This beautiful state park is an easy drive from Denver and has a variety of hikes. The red rock formations are truly beautiful. The Fountain Valley trail winds near the base of the red rocks and then ...  more »
  • Nice place to hike, variety of trails, wildlife in the area, visitor center with maps and information about the area  more »
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  • Great park! As with many CO State Parks, there is a small fee (unless you have an annual pass--which is completely worth it!) but that fee ensures that the trails, roads restrooms, etc are all taken care of. Another point of consideration is that there are no dogs allowed here (unless they are ADA Service Dogs) this allows for much more predictability when on the trail which can be especially important for those intimidated by dogs. For me personally, it was a very enjoyable trip running up to Carpenter Peak. As others have mentioned, the scenery is similar to Garden of the Gods, just without the two prominent rocks, and a background of Pikes Peak.
  • Great park Well kept Not a lot of people which makes it not packed! Easy to navigate. Such a beautiful place to visit! Definitely I would make Colorado a place to reside one day!
  • Fascinating rock formations, mule deer that are practically tame, and wild fields. Easy trails, clear sign posts and markings. Maps are also provided. Sometimes the park gets full, and there might be a wait, but get there early or go on a weekday and you won't have that problem. Totally worth it and great opportunities for pictures.
  • Great park! Fantastic hike for low elevation/impact. You could bring a jogging stroller. The view reminds me of garden of the gods plus a view of downtown. There is a ranger station/gift shop with interactive kid stations. We will definitely go again!
  • We live locally and this park is perfect for bringing guests. Depending on their fitness level there are several trails to choose from. Tip: fill up water bottle inside station at top of parking lot. Bring your own food as none for sale.

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