Fountain Valley Loop

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The Fountain Valley Trail winds through some of the most magnificent land in the park, including the Fountain and Lyons rock formations, historic buildings, and multiple habitats.  These include habitats for various plants, mule deer, foxes, a variety of birds, and many more animals. You may even see a golden eagle soaring over the hogback hunting small mammals, snakes or birds. 

Hiking time is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. Most wheelchairs can ride the Fountain Valley Trail with little or no difficulty during good weather conditions, though not up to Lyons Overlook. Trail is not paved.

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  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Kid-Friendly
  • History
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Elevation Profile
Visitor Center

Learn more about the area and check in on the latest conditions at the visitor center as a first stop. 

Observation Point

A small detour from the loop puts you right in the middle of the Fountain formation. 

Historical Place

At the top of the loop are buildings built by Henry S. Persse at the turn of the century. Persse used Roxborough as a summer home and hoped to develop the land into a resort. 

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For 1¼mi