Roxborough & Red Rock State Parks
Roxborough State Park is officially designated as a National Natural Landmark, a State Natural Area and
a National Archeological District. More than 1.2 billion years of geologic time are represented by the
spectacular red-rock formations found within the park, which is located at the intersection of north
Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road in Douglas County.
Ecologically, the park is highly
diverse as a result of its location in a transition zone between the plains and the mountains. The area’s
geological structure has resulted in microclimates that have produced seven distinct plant communities
in a unique mixture of prairie and mountain species.
As a result, Roxborough is home to abundant
wildlife, including black bear, mountain lion and deer. The park is known for its spectacular sightseeing,
tranquil surroundings, fascinating trails and visitor center.
This park offers hiking, snowshoeing and
excellent educational programs on Colorado history, geology and wildlife watching. Roxborough is a
day-use park only and does not offer camping. There are no pets and no fires allowed at Roxborough.
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 3,329-acre park 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.
4751 Roxborough Drive, Littleton, CO 80125
8 am - 7 pm