South Rim Trail
The ochre expanse of Roxborough's remarkable geology leans toward the steep backdrop of the Front Range like it aspires to something higher. From where this wonderful trail tops out on the scrubby spine of a southerly ridge, you can see how the age-old Fountain Formation gets its name-the red rocks erupt from the earth, fountains of iron-rich stone lifted upward by powerful forces unleashed millions of years ago. This route also takes you through a dense growth of scrub oak and down through the lush wetness of the riparian zone along Willow Creek. It's a delight on many levels, but the view from the top is the ultimate reward.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||280 ft|
|Duration||1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Trailhead Elevation||6,250 ft|
|Top Elevation||6,400 ft|
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