Roxborough State Park

Hiking around Roxborough State Park was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Located southwest of Denver near Littleton, it is a fairly easy, short hike with beautiful views of the red rocks.

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Per usual, we arrived around 8 a.m. to beat the weekend crowds and were rewarded with views of the red rocks without people in front of them and a virtually empty trail. We initially started to ascend up the Carpenter Peak trail but then backtracked and opted for the South Rim as there were fewer people and we assumed better views based on what we could tell.

Heading up the trail, I couldn’t stop turning around and taking pictures of the beautiful formations from literally every angle possible.

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There were fragrant flowers blooming all along the trail.

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At the top, we were rewarded with incredible views such as this one.

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On our way out around 10:30 am, there was a very long line of cars waiting to get into the park and we were definitely glad to have beaten the rush.  It is such an incredible feeling to have gone out, seen beautiful mountains, gotten some exercise and have spent real quality time together all before 10:30 a.m.

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