One Of The Oddest Geological Wonders Is Located Right Here Near Denver

Colorado is home to countless geologic wonders… but did you know that one of the most extraordinary of them all is located right outside the city? While you may already recognize this collection of iconic red rocks, you may not realize the story behind them and the unique state park that houses them:

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You know all there is to know about the colorful Red Rocks and dramatic Garden of the Gods, but did you know that Littleton is home to the stunning 3,339-acre Roxborough State Park? Estimated to be a whopping 300-million-years old, these eye-catching rock formations are said to cover several ancient eras, including Precambrian, Cretaceous, and Pennsylvanian. As if these geologic wonders weren’t reason enough to visit, Roxborough is also home to one of the most magnificent hikes in the state that offers different walking trails for every skill level! (Can you imagine how picturesque this place will be come autumn?)

Roxborough State Park is located at 4751 Roxborough Dr in Littleton and is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm. For more information on visiting the area, please visit Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s website.

For even more of our favorite state parks around Colorado, click on These 10 State Parks In Colorado Will Knock Your Socks Off.