Roxborough State Park


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Roxborough State Park


Location:Take C-470 to the Wadsworth exit, then go about 5 miles south and turn left onto Waterton Road for 1.6 miles until it ends at N Rampart Range Road. Go south on N Rampart Range Road for 2.3 miles to Roxborough Park Road and take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.
Facilities:Hiking trails (12 miles), visitor/nature center, restrooms (é).
Activities:Hiking, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park preserves and protects an unusual geological feature--tilted, red sandstone towers--which have earned the park recognition as a National Natural Landmark. These red rock formations represent more than 1.2 billion years of geologic time.
Address:4751 N Roxborough Dr
Littleton, CO 80125

Phone:303-973-3959
Web: parks.state.co.us
Size: 3,329 acres. Elevation: 6,500 feet.

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The land's treeless panorama offers views of open space to the south and east, and to the west views of attractions including Roxborough State Park, Chatfield State Park, Waterton Canyon, the South Platte River and the Lockheed Martin Space Systems headquarters complex.
Nested at the southwest edge of Denver, Colorado, towering, slanted red megaliths can be found looming in the Roxborough State Park behind its visitor center.
Roxborough State Park cradles significant evidence of Earth's early history.
Officially opened May 15, Roxborough State Park is also protected as a national natural landmark and a state natural area the only place in Colorado given both designations.
To reach Roxborough State Park from Denver, take U.