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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Ani Vidrine (117)

3 Completed3 Reviews

The trail is narrow and overgrown at parts, so consider wearing hiking pants instead of shorts. I use walking sticks and consider this a "one stick hike" because the trail is so narrow. It begins with an easy, mostly level .6 mile. Then there is a slow, steady incline for about an hour. The rest of the trail after that is pretty close to level. No sharp inclines. Nice variety on the trail with sweeping views alternating with scrub oak forests. Very hot this time of year. Bring plenty water.

Jeannie Malsam (91)

6 Completed4 Reviews

Gorgeous. Difficult cause of the 900 ft. Elevation gain. Just gorgeous walk through trees and surrounded by butterflies. Very rewarding view at the top!

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 (79)

17 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 (1035)

16 Completed8 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.