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“Great hiking”

Roxborough State Park
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Littleton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This park has beautiful views, some of them even nice than the famous Garden of the Gods, and it has great hiking options. There's also a nice visitor center. There isn't much of a picnic area that I could see though. We were here twice already and the trails are very family friendly (our youngest is 4).
Entry costs a few buck per car but it's definitely worth it. The staff is very friendly too.

Thank mango1908
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is an easily accessible state park close in to the southern Denver suburbs. Really cool red rock outcroppings. A nice friendly park staff with a great interpretive center. Recommend you go early in the day as the parking can fill up and access is limited later in the day, especially on the busier weekends. My daughter and I were so excited when we entered the park after the Ranger said there was an active Mountain Lion in the park. My wife wasn't so exited, but it is a rare chance to see a Mtn. Lion in so close to the Metro. we didn't spot it during our 4 mile loop but found some recently cleaned deer bones! A great mix of ridge and rock trails of all distance and difficulty. Only $7 a car so a great deal.

Thank Brando62
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great family-friendly hiking here. Traffic isn't as heavy here as it is at other parks. Pack a picnic and you've got a nice day trip from Denver.

Thank MFamily3
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is a nice place to visit almost any time of the year but summer and winter can be special. The hiking loops aren't strenuous and they are of moderate length. The wildflowers and rock formations can be spectacular. You'll probably see some wildlife as well, elk, deer, and avian. This park requires a daily fee of $7 or so, but it's well worth it. Keep in mind that this park is in the FAR SOUTHWEST area of the Denver metro area, so allow extra time to get there and back if you're on a tight schedule. A nice place to commune with nature and get a feel for Colorado beyond the big city, yet fairly close to it. I'd recommend the north trail (Fountain Valley Trail as it's called). It's a loop with an abundance of wildflowers and views galore. Take a little liquid refreshment as there isn't any available along the trail but obtainable at the visitor/nature center. There is also a nature center at the heart of the park, near where you'll park that provides information, restrooms, and a few gifts. A super place to take kids as well to wear off a little energy and experience nature at its finest.The road into the nature/parking area may be muddy or rutted depending upon the time of the year but it's normally well maintained and suitable for any passenger vehicle.

1  Thank badgerthomas
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Lovely area. Residential development borders park and is out of control. Park feels more like a neighborhood where you're really not welcomed.

1  Thank Linda R
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