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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Joshua Colky (389)

9 Completed5 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. (36)

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 (2322)

93 Completed38 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.

Kelly Wilmot (455)

10 Completed10 Reviews

Conditions today were fairly muddy but doable even in minimal running shoes. Trail overall in great shape. Honestly wouldn't call this a difficult hike, maybe moderate in parts. Saw lots of deer. Nice 360 views at the top. Good mix of forest trail and open space.

Chris Carlton (259)

8 Completed4 Reviews

Great from-range peak that offers a great view of the Roxborough rock formations, Denver, and Rockies. Easy to get familiar with winter hiking on this trail with plenty of ice to keep things interesting. The trail up is a winter wonderland of thickets leading to short runs of pine forest. This trail would be easily conquered with a pair of trekking poles, crampons, and a few hours of free time.

Sasha TL (230)

8 Completed3 Reviews

Two hour to the top but amazing views when u get there. Only a little over an hour down. Great hike

Dale D. (95)

Good trail, close to Denver. Very well maintained though a bit busy (even mid-week). As stated before, great views of the metro area from the top (so not a wilderness experience).

Melissa M (3413)

60 Completed32 Reviews

Hiked this on a hot June day. Nice hike, good climb to the top, but its spread out over 3 miles, so is not too bad. If you've done South Rim and found it too easy, this will provide more challenge. Great views from top... it was a clear day, so I could see for miles and miles, toward Denver on one side of the peak, and out to the mountains on the other.

TOM Silva (125)

9 Completed2 Reviews

This was the first time to ROXBOROUGH State Park . I hike 3 trails with Carpenter peak being the last of the day. The trail still had some ice and mud in spots, but that just part of the fun. Nice hike . I counted 28 people on the trail with 8 more at the top. Great views. I will do it again.

Brandon Adams (377)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike to the Peak. Took me about an hour from the Roxborough State Park visitors center. I have uploaded several photos. Beautiful views all the way up. Worth the trip. :)