Roxborough State Park

Morning hike at Roxborough State Park near Denver. Stunning day, stunning scenery. 

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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.

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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.

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Looking north with downtown Denver in the right distance.

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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.

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