- Roxborough State Park, south of Denver
- 3 mile roundtrip
- 3 to 4 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 6100 feet
Starting at Visitor Center enjoy scrub oak stands, grassy meadows, cottonwoods and other riparian habitats. Continue up the rocky outcrops of the Dakota Hogback giving you a northern view of the Fountain, Lyons and Dakota formations. Watch golden eagles.
Permitted uses: Foot and Snowshoe
ADA accessible: No
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.