Roxborough State Park

Roxborough State Park, Colorado (9/9/2008)

This is Trip #5 ("Fountain Valley Trail") in the "Denver Area: Plains & Foothills" section of the book Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder & Colorado's Front Range (First Edition).

This was the first of four hikes we did over two days in Colorado the week of September 7. Roxborough State Park is a pleasant 45 minute drive south of Denver (where we were staying). The park is filled with wonderful red rock formations which you just don't see anywhere in NJ or NY! However, something you see all over NJ and NY that you don't see in Colorado parks are trail blazes. This is because the trails are usually packed stone or even paved. At the very least, they are very easy to follow. I found this was also true of Oregon.

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The visitor's center nestled in the rocks

Curious squirrel atop a rock

Two roads diverged in a road and I ...

View of Denver

Beautiful rocks, gorgeous sky

Much taller than it appears


Cat tails

Wildfowers along the path

Rattlesnake warning

Second half is a lovely arroyo

Bug lunching

View towards Denver

Lunch in the shade

[Photo by Laura]

At Lyons Overlook


Path below

Lyons Overlook


Gorgeous red rock fish fins



View from Fountain Valley overlook

[Photo by Laura]


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