Hike to Carpenter Peak



6.2 miles

Elevation Gain

1171 ft

Route Type


Added by Haley Baker

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. 

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Freakin' love Rox Park!!

I grew up in this area with Roxborough State Park in my backyard so I may be biased but this is a great trail! It's not too difficult if you go into the hike knowing you're climbing up to a peak. There's a decent amount of shade and stays fairly cool even in the summer mornings. The views from the top are incredible and on a clear day you can see Denver perfectly. There is an entrance fee at the gate but it's well worth it!

Good Hike

Nice trails, pretty views. Not a difficult hike.

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