Carpenter Peak Trail

#2 of 5 trails in Roxborough State Park

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Carpenter Peak Trail is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & trail running and is accessible from March until November.

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Omar Garcia (40)

1 Completed1 Reviews


V McD (14)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Julie Lacey (170)

15 Completed4 Reviews

The "difficult" rating for this trail comes from the fact that it's all gain going up and then you come back down that same way. The trail itself is a little rocky, but nothing too serious. We had a lot of rain this spring, so everything is very green and lush!

Brent G. (102)

Steven Romero (77)

15 Completed3 Reviews

Cool views close to town. Do it early to enjoy wildlife and beat the heat.

Alex Keenan (261)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent trail. Not too busy. Great views

Jody Weisman (103)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail. No dogs and limited parking so there aren't that many people at one time visiting the park. Nice views of Denver. Wild flowers and hummingbirds all over. Fun few hours.

Joshua Colky (464)

10 Completed6 Reviews

Excellent "beginning of the season" hike to get the blood flowing and the body moving. Very pretty, the trail gets away from the children who are found at the trailhead. We went on a Sunday and while the main area was crowded, there was no one on the actual summit of the mountain. We saw no snow and very little mud, and the views of the PIke's Peak National Forest and the Front Range are excellent.

Brent G. (102)

Really pretty trail. Still a little muddy and slushy but definitely doable. I had forgotten this was a state park so without the state pass it's $7. (It's marked as strenuous. I wouldn't call it that. It's more moderate. If this is considered strenuous then the easy trails would have a moving sidewalk :)) Psl. 19

Jason Wilson (2433)

94 Completed39 Reviews

This is a great hike for being so close to town, a little crowded but that is to be expected. Still quite a bit of snow, ice, and mud, especially as you climb in elevation. Good views of Denver and looking down on Roxborough and Arrowhead.