Retreat to Nature . . . Just Moments Away
Visit Roxborough State Park
Roxborough State Park is known for its dramatic red rock formations, breathtaking views, and peaceful vibes. Because the park’s primary goal is to preserve nature, it is free of pets, cyclists, equestrians, campers, and rock climbers. It truly is a year-round safe haven for those looking to escape and unwind from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Sterling Ranch is conveniently located just six miles north of this lovely nature retreat. With a Colorado State Parks pass* provided at no charge to every home, tranquility is just moments away for our residents, who jump at the opportunity to indulge as often as they can.
The Great Outdoors
Sterling Ranch sits in an idyllic valley, where the Rocky Mountain foothills feel so close, you can practically touch them. Around here, nature is revered. Learn more about the outdoor amenities waiting for you at Sterling Ranch, right outside your back door.
Slow down, breathe deeply, and embrace nature’s gifts
When you visit Roxborough, inhale the fresh air, slip away from the daily grind, and enjoy the park’s many serenity-inducing activities, including:
- Wildlife viewing
- Cross-country skiing
- Animal tracking (think of tracking paw prints in the snow!)
- Educational family programming
Explore the Roxborough trail system
Roxborough trails offer a chance to either take a leisurely stroll or huff and puff up to a mountain peak. . . your choice! There are seven major and three minor trails to explore. Here are a couple of our favorites:
This is an easy 2.3 mile loop that gently climbs up to present beautiful valley views at the top. You’re to see some wildflowers and wildlife along the way.
This is a strenuous 6.4 mile out and back trail climbing over 1,000 feet. You’ll encounter beautiful red rock formations, colorful wildflowers in the Spring and picturesque colors in the Fall. After completing this trail, one can climb all the way up to the top of the mountain by adding 50 extra feet and taking on the short and sweet Carpenter Peak Spur trail. The views will be worth it.
Every day is a great day to unwind in nature. So go ahead — grab your Colorado State Parks pass*, head down to Roxborough State Park, and experience for yourself why the park is a genuine Colorado favorite.