Hike to Carpenter Peak

Roxborough State Park Parking Area

Distance

6.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1171 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Haley Baker

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Wildlife

Roxborough State Park is only 45 minutes from Denver and provides a perfect getaway from the bustle of city life.

Carpenter Peak stands at 7,166 feet above sea level. While that altitude might not exactly take your breath away, the views from the top certainly will. 

Starting at the Visitor's Center, the trail to Carpenter's Peak begins as a relatively flat, well-traveled trail. A little less than a mile into the hike, you're given the choice to take a left and head on the South Rim Trail, or a right and continue up to the peak. From that point on, it's uphill. 

The top of the peak offers astounding views of the foothills and the mountains. On clear days, you can see Denver in the distance or catch a bald eagle playing in the wind. 

Community Photos

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Good Hike

Nice trails, pretty views. Not a difficult hike.

Distance

6.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

1171 Feet

Activities

Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Haley Baker

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