Carpenter Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.
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Directions from Castle Rock: Travel northwest on Highway 85 toward Sedalia. Continue approximately 6 miles past Sedalia to Titan Road. (Before the left turn on to Titan Road is a sign for Roxborough State Park.) Follow Titan Road as it turns into Rampart Range Road and leads you to Roxborough Road and the park entrance.
Beautiful winter hike! It's rated as strenuous at the park but I would definitely call it moderate if you are in okay shape. Beautiful views with the snow on the red rocks.
Beautiful colors in the fall... golden grass, green pines, red and gray rock.
Location is nice, close to Denver, and the red rock formations are beautiful. This hike has a false summit that could be a great turn around location if you're feeling done. I've hiked here in summer and winter -- details and recommendations found here: https://goo.gl/QCFwh9
Great fall hike close to Denver
Nice view of the front range. Good trail for how close it is.
Decent trail, although lots of hiking through scrub oaks.
The narrow winding turns make this trails a good medium pace run uphill. If you have sensitive skin cover up, shrub overlaps more than a third of the trail. Go in the morning for the best experience otherwise you'll be stopping every 90 seconds. On the way down you can run through willow creek loop as well for a scenic cool down before the parking lot