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Basics
Location:
Roxborough State Park, south of Denver
Length:
2.2 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy,
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6100 feet

Description

For ADA reserve Naturalist-led golf cart (up to 7 people, May - Oct.) E side gives view of the grasslands and rock formations. Two overlooks give personal perspectives. W side shows unique plant communities w/ wet meadows, aspen groves & conifer stands.

Permitted uses: Foot and Snowshoe

ADA accessible: No

Pets: NO

Books

Author and avid hiker Tracy Salcedo introduces you to the best hikes in the foothills of the Front Range. Concise descriptions and detailed maps guide you to some of the most scenic destinations in the area--without taking you to physical extremes.

Location:
Roxborough State Park, south of Denver
Length:
2.2 mile loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Intermediate
Time:
1 to 1.5 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
6100
Basic Directions

From Wadsworth: Take Wadsworth south past Chatfield State Park. Turn left on Waterton Road (just before the entrance to Lockheed Martin.) Continue on Waterton Road—crossing the South Platte River, until it ends at North Rampart Range Road (1.6 miles) Turn right (south) on North Rampart Range Road. Continue south past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant. (2.3 miles) At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road (just before the entrance to Arrowhead golf course), turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.

From Santa Fe: Head south on Santa Fe (Highway 85) to Titan Road. (4.2 miles south of C-470 intersection) Turn right (west) on Titan Road. Continue heading west on Titan Road. It will curve and begin to head south—becoming North Rampart Range Road (3 miles). Continue south on North Rampart Range Road past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant (3.5 miles). At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road, turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.

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