Hike to Carpenter Peak

6.2 Miles Round Trip - 1171 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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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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6.2 Miles
1171 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Good Hike

Nice trails, pretty views. Not a difficult hike.

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