Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

July 19, 2010 Comments (1) 1-2 Miles, About 45 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Birdwatching, Colorado State Park Hikes, Easy, littleton hikes colorado, Meadows, Red Rocks

Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

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Entering Roxborough State Park is like walking into another world. The red rock and wildlife–and if you are lucky–the low lying cloud cover, conspire to make for a great escape just south of Denver. This short hike in Roxborough is a perfect way to begin exploring the park. Scroll down to get all the information you need for this trail: driving directions to the trailhead, trail map links, and more details.

Trail Snapshot: Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

  • Hike Distance: 1.4 mile Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: Approx 1hr Round Trip
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Seasons: All Year
  • Dogs: Not Allowed in Roxborough State Park
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park
  • Denver Drive Time: 45 min
  • Driving Directions to Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Littleton, Colorado
  • Beauty: Red rock formations, meadows, wildlife: mule deer, eagles, foxes, birds
  • Activities: Hiking, birdwatching, Visitors’ Center
  • Fee: Entrance Fee or State Parks Pass Required

A birdwatcher’s paradise. Roxborough State Park is Denver’s twin sister of Garden of the God’s in Colorado Springs. The park has cataloged over 140 species of birds that have been viewed in the park. On our first hike in the park, we encountered several Western Tanager’s among the scrub oak.

On our first visit, we brought our dog and had to turn the car around. Roxborough State Park has quite a bit of wildlife and sensitive plant life, so pets are not allowed. Mountain biking and camping are also not permitted.

This would be in our top 5 for visiting family and friends because this Douglas County hike stays at a lower elevation, is easy, and offers awe inspiring views. This is one of our favorite places to visit in the mornings.

Tips & Resources for Hiking Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park :


Littleton, CO
partly cloudy
75% humidity
wind: 11mph SSW
H 53 • L 35

Map & Driving Directions

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One Response to Willow Creek Trail at Roxborough State Park

  1. Liz says:

    Love love love your site!!! Can’t wait to try some of these hikes.

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