Roxborough State Park

Roxborough Volunteers

Roxborough Volunteers

( The links will be made active soon- it's still under construction)

The Volunteer Naturalist program at Roxborough State Park has been in existence for over 20 years. This skilled group is involved in just about every aspect of the park and is essential in accomplishing the mission of Roxborough and Colorado State Parks.

Our Volunteer Naturalists at Roxborough State Park enjoy its? unique beauty as they share it with others. Volunteers receive a comprehensive 4-week training course to prepare them for leading school and scout groups that visit the park and assisting the public. Some of our Volunteers also do outreach education where they travel to the schools.

Learn more about the Volunteer Naturalists in our Park Community. They offer a wealth of knowledge, a contagious enthusiasm and true passion for our park. Join them on guided hikes or stop and talk with them while they are hiking the trails, and get your questions answered. When they aren?t helping the visitors, they are working hard on monitoring and improving the park itself.

With the Vegetative Regrowth Monitoring Project, there are about 50 1-meter square plots in which teams of volunteers are monitor the effect of the land after the fuel mitigation done in 2008. They record what plants are coming back after the dead scrub oak was cleared. Learn more about the recent findings.

You may notice rows of Bluebird boxes in areas of the park. A group of volunteers monitor the findings which are recorded in the park as well as a Cornell Lab of Ornithology (ebird.org). Learn more about who is nesting inside.

The Park needs constant upkeep, which is why we have Weed Warriors and Trail Maintenance Teams. Once a week throughout the summer both of these activities are up for grabs to participants from our group of Volunteer Naturalists as well as anyone else willing to help out in the public. Call 303.973.3959 to sign up to help.

Roxborough State Park is a treasured resource and home to a unique diversity of plants and animals. The Park is designated a State Natural Area a National Natural Landmark and a National Archaeological District.

Roxborough is a day-use hiking park. Please leave your pets and bikes at home.

Directions

From Wadsworth
Take Wadsworth south past Chatfield State Park. Turn left on Waterton Road (just before the entrance to Lockheed Martin.) Continue on Waterton Road?crossing the South Platte River, until it ends at North Rampart Range Road (1.6 miles) Turn right (south) on North Rampart Range Road. Continue south past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant. (2.3 miles) At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road (just before the entrance to Arrowhead golf course), turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.

From Santa Fe
Head south on Santa Fe (Highway 85) to Titan Road. (4.2 miles south of C-470 intersection) Turn right (west) on Titan Road. Continue heading west on Titan Road. It will curve and begin to head south?becoming North Rampart Range Road (3 miles). Continue south on North Rampart Range Road past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant (3.5 miles). At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road, turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.