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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Roxborough State Park - Douglas County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: With the most spectacular scenery of any Front Range site, Roxborough provides the typical birds of the scrub oak ecotone among towering sandstone spires. It is an IBA due to breeding Prairie Falcon and MacGillivray's Warbler. The ramparts pull in summer visitors such as White-throated Swifts and Violet-green Swallows that swoop around the sandstone pillars, as do occasional Golden Eagles and Prairie Falcons (year-round). The Visitor Center, with a back wall of Lyons sandstone, has restrooms and a gift shop, and usually a nearby Canyon Wren. Trails lead both north and south, and one climbs Carpenter Peak. The park offers an active series of volunteer-led nature walks. Read more about Roxborough State Park here.

Habitat: Cliff Face, Scrub Oak Forest, Foothill Shrub, Streamside Willow
Directions: From Waterton (where South Platte River/Wateron Road crosses the river), continue southerly/easterly to T; turn right on Rampart Range Road and go about 2 miles to entrance to Roxborough Park subdivision; turn left and then immediately right by fire station to entrance road.
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CBRC Records from Roxborough State Park

SpeciesAccession No.Date(s)
Rivoli’s Hummingbird1997-05610/18/1997
Varied Thrush2004-005 2/7/2004
Hooded Oriole2016-028 04/27/2016
Golden-winged Warbler52-93-347/16/1993 - 7/17/1993
Chestnut-sided Warbler2019-018 9 Jun 2019