Carpenter Peak Trail

MODERATE 157 reviews
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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 best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
9 minutes ago

I've been wanting to do this hike for some time now but kept getting delayed. took my boys today. great hike, beautiful views, great wildlife. everything was so green from the recent rain. my boys are young, 5 and 7 and they did it like rockstars. just under nine miles from start to finish. highly recommend this for anyone.

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12 days ago

Just finished this hike and it was slow going. There were at least 4 school or church groups making this hike, one had over 70 kids.
The sign at Roxborough State Park indicates this hike is streneous and you have it as moderate. Can't be both but I would say moderate.

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25 days ago

Very moderate trail that was a little muddy after the snow storm

hiking
1 month ago

Good, moderate trail. Didn't quite make it to the top because of a time restriction but nice views along the way. Go earlier in the day. We got there at 2:00 but had to wait in a line of about 5 cars to enter park. When one car left, a car was allowed in . . .

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This is a very gradual incline heading up to a great view of the park and Denver. There is a lot of foot traffic on the trail. I would think twice about hiking this trail if there is melting snow on the ground, as the trail is a natural run-off, and you will be hiking through lots of mud and running water.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Started trail around 9 am it was a perfect day to hike. Trail had a couple mud areas, easy to navigate around. Trail was clear of debris (downed tree branches). It is a 2.5 mile up hill rocky path with the perfect amount of shady areas along the way. Make sure to bring water it will be needed. Came across people on the trail who had no water.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This was a great hike, well worth the views at the top! I agree that the second mile is the toughest, but overall it's not a strenuous hike. We went in mid-may and the weather was beautiful. We went in the morning and completed the hike before the afternoon thunderstorms. Pictures are posted as well.