“Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.”
— Derek Griffiths
Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
To preserve Roxborough's natural state, no rock climbing, camping, mountain bikes, pets, or horses are permitted in Roxborough State Park.
This trail climbs to the 7,166 foot Carpenter Peak which is the high point in Roxborough State Park. Be sure to take the Carpenter Peak Spur
to check out the views from the summit of Carpenter Peak.
The surrounding red rock formations are truly impressive dramatic hogbacks, spires, and monoliths of sandstone. Additionally, the park is impressive in the spring for wildflowers, and the fall for autumn colors. While this trail is steep in sections, the climb up to Carpenter Peak is well worth the effort.
The Carpenter Trail connects to Powerline Trail, Elk Valley Trail
, and County Road 5
for those looking to make a loop or add some mileage to their hike.
Flora & Fauna
For spring wildflowers or for fall colors, this hike amongst impressive red rock formations is worth doing twice in a year.