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Carpenter Peak Trail

 18 votes

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

7,106' 2,166 m

High

6,227' 1,898 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Unknown

Update

Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.

Derek Griffiths

Overview

To preserve Roxborough's natural state, no rock climbing, camping, mountain bikes, pets, or horses are permitted in Roxborough State Park.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Oct 29, 2017
Zachary Hamashin
Out and back. 6.2 miles. Intermediate difficulty. Great afternoon hike. 6.2mi
Oct 22, 2017
Sarah McConville
3.1mi
Oct 15, 2017
Chris Furst
Oct 8, 2017
Adam Svatek
Oct 1, 2017
Michael Rock
Aug 20, 2017
Floyd Hartley
6mi
Aug 13, 2017
Omar Albayati
Aug 13, 2017
Tim Frendberg
Nice walk

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  4.3 from 18 votes

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