Roxborough State Park - Hiking

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This is a Denver gem dating back to the city's inception. Today it's enjoyed by hikers and trail runners looking to get some fresh air just outside the city.

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Aaron Bible


0.1 miles

Varies; plan to spend a couple hours at the park.

Destination Distance From Downtown

22.3 miles


2 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

2 hours

2-3 Hours


All Seasons

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits


$7 entrance fee

Land Website

Roxborough State Park



Located so near to town, yet with a far-away feeling, Roxborough State Park is a Denver gem dating back to the city’s inception. Today it’s enjoyed primarily by day visitors, hikers and trail runners, as no dogs, climbing, biking or camping is allowed on trails within the park.

What Makes It Great

A short jaunt southwest of downtown, Roxborough is listed as both a National Natural Landmark and a Colorado Natural Area, with nearly 4,000-acres of protected land, featuring characteristic red rock geology and plentiful wildlife.

And it’s truly family friendly as well, featuring six trails ranging from short walking loops to actual peak bagging, from .5 to 6.4 miles in length. You can top out on 7,160-foot Carpenter Peak and take in the incredible Front Range views after a challenging scramble to the summit.

Who is Going to Love It

Roxborough State Park is great for families, hikers, and trail runners - the variety of trails has something for everyone (except dogs, cyclists, or climbers!).

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Open year-round with each season offering something different, trails are generally open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter.


Roxborough State Park

4751 East Roxborough Drive
Roxborough, CO, 80215
39.421626, -105.063525

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