Morning hike at Roxborough State Park near Denver. Stunning day, stunning scenery.
Mule Deer. One of then wandered over to within six feet of where we stood. We also saw a Common Raven, Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Townsend’s Solitaire, Spotted Towhee and an Eastern Fox Squirrel.
Henry Persse owned this land in the early 1900’s. He built this house in 1903. He planned on turning Roxborough Park into a resort, with a grand hotel, guest cottages and a golf course. His plans ran into a roadblock—he was run over and killed by a Denver streetcar.
Looking north with downtown Denver in the right distance.
By the time we left, the place was packed. I’m sure we’ll be back. I think it’s even more beautiful than Garden of the Gods.