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Carpenter Peak Trail

 4.3 (28)

Length


3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

7,106' 2,166 m

High

6,227' 1,898 m

Low

Shared By Derek Griffiths

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All Clear 18 days ago
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Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.

Derek Griffiths

Dogs No Dogs

Features 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.

Description

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.

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Sep 1, 2018
Vanessa Bayer
Jun 30, 2018
Carolyn C
Jun 23, 2018
April Thompson
6.2mi
Jun 6, 2018
Mike Lemus
3.1mi
Jun 6, 2018
Michael Wandel
Jun 2, 2018
Jimmy Gatliff
8mi
May 22, 2018
Rebecca B
Sunny and clear. Many wildflowers along the trail. 3.1mi
May 6, 2018
Ben Peek

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  4.3 from 28 votes

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