Roxborough State Park is located just southwest of Denver. We were able to jet over there after work one evening and get a hike in before the park closed. We had looked at a neighborhood nearby since we’re currently starting our home buying search, and although those houses have amazing views, they are wedged in like sardines. So I don’t think we’ll buy in that area, but it’s nice to be able to visit the park. We walked the Fountain Valley Loop Trail which is 2.3 miles in length. In hindsight, we wish we had walked it counterclockwise, which would have been easier as the way we did it there was a long incline near the end, but with daylight waning we headed first into the left branch of the trail which is certainly more scenic if you can’t do the entire loop.
The trail heads through the Fountain and Lyons rock formations, which are a gorgeous reddish color and are even more impressive than the formations we’ve so enjoyed over at South Valley Park. I’ve especially enjoyed the contrast between the red rocks and the snow cover. I think I’ve said this before and I’ll surely say it again with just about every place we go, but it will be really neat to see these areas throughout the other seasons, as they are no doubt pretty distinct in each season.
Here are some pictures: