Carpenter Peak Trail

#2 of 5 trails in Roxborough State Park
Carpenter Peak Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Littleton, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from March until November.

3.0 miles 902 feet Out & Back
hiking trail running views wild flowers wildlife
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Leanne M.

The trail was varied in condition: dry dirt, mud, snow and ice in different parts. I would highly suggest to bring yak tracks or snow cleats to make sure you don't slip on the trail in the snow and ice portions. Great views, and a low moderate difficulty. Would suggest this as a close hike near Denver!

James Lanciaux

9 Completed9 Reviews

Ran this trail to the peak and back. The climb was relatively gradual and I had no problem maintaining a steady pace all the way up. Great views of the rock formations below for most of the way up. Dodge in and out of some tree cover but lots of vistas along the way. Beautiful view of the mountains to the west at the top. Running the power line trail to make a loop would give you close to 8 miles.

Jessica Selk

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mark Domnick

2 Completed2 Reviews

The trail is very nice. Moderate in difficulty with great views especially at the top. Not too busy even on a holiday weekend. I passed maybe twenty people on the trail.

Pros: Close to town, good workout and great views.

Cons: Dogs aren't allowed. It's a state park and I guess they do not like dogs.

Ani Vidrine

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

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

12 Completed1 Reviews



1 Completed1 Reviews

Julie Lacey

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.