Fountain Valley Trail
The smooth red-rock sentinels of the Rockies jut skyward here, sawtoothed remnants of an ancient time. These rusty-colored formations are a startling presence at various locations along the Front Range, but Roxborough is home to what might be the most striking cluster. The Fountain Valley Trail, named for the 300-million-year-old-red rocks, begins in the grasses of the high plains prairie. Just around the bend, however, the barren lands give way to a forest of red rocks, slating westward as if drawn toward the high reaches of the mountains. It's truly a magical place.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||200 ft|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,000 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,200 ft|
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