I absolutely LOVE Roxborough State Park in Littleton. For those of us in the Denver area, Garden of the Gods can be a trek. But, Roxborough is the "little" Garden of the Gods, complete with Red Rocks.
This is my favorite trail. It's great for an after-work hike on the way home:
Fountain Valley Trail
Trail Name: Fountain Valley Loop Trail
Permitted uses: Foot
Miles paved: 0
Miles non-paved: 2.3
Total distance: 2.3
Degree of difficulty: Easy to Moderate
ADA accessible: Minimal. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions. Trail is not paved.
Comments: The Fountain Valley Trail is a 2.3 mile loop that winds through the Fountain and Lyons rock formations with a moderate change in elevation. This self-guided hike takes you through some of the most magnificent land in the park. The trail winds through several different habitats for plants and animals, including mule deer, fox and a variety of birds. You may see a golden eagle soaring over the hogback hunting small mammals, snakes or birds. At the top of the loop are buildings built by Henry S. Persse at the turn of the century. Persse used Roxborough as a summer home and hoped to develop the land into a resort. Hiking time is approximately one and one-half to two hours.
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