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3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,037' 316 m
Descent: -392' -120 m
High: 7,106' 2,166 m
Low: 6,227' 1,898 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.

Derek Griffiths

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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May 19, 2019
Matt Culpepper
6.7mi — 4h 00m
May 18, 2019
Quinton Hoffman
Apr 21, 2019
Manuel Oros
Jan 26, 2019
R Lee
Jan 5, 2019
Sara S.
6.2mi
Jan 5, 2019
Patrick Csongei
started from the visitor center and hiked to the peak. sunny and warm day, very nice for hiking 6.7mi
Nov 25, 2018
Cynthia B.
Sep 1, 2018
Vanessa Bayer

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