Carpenter Peak Trail

MODERATE 188 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.

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14 days ago

Good trail. I came to the park and did 13 miles of trails on a friday. Its a smaller SP but has some good views of the red rock formations. 7$ for a day pass or if you get the state park pass you can visit them all. The park notes on their signs that this trail is strenuous but its definitely moderate (its the most strenuous in this park.) some areas of shade but mostly sun. Plenty of parking and restrooms available as well as water bottle filler upper. Did this solo and felt safe as well!

Also did south rim, fountain view and lyons and this day. Got a good 6hr trek in!

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16 days ago

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17 days ago

Started as soon as Park opened. No one on Trail. Great views at top.

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19 days ago

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20 days ago

nice easy hike... definitely go early to avoid the crowds...the hike back down is better as you get a better view of the Red Rock formations

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21 days ago

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23 days ago

Loved this hike. Offered great views of rock formations for the first part. At the end, you are surprised with a new view of mountain ranges in the distance. Less moderate than the majority of trails we have completed based on the All trails rating.

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23 days ago

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25 days ago

Between the blistering sun and the torrential rain at the peak, this was a rough one for us. The trail was great and well marked and the views are beautiful. But if you aren't prepared for Colorado's bi-polar weather, you will be miserable. We were miserable. The heat zapped a lot of energy and we were very slow moving. Then the rain. And hail. And there was no prediction of this weather in any weather app we saw so we had to hunker down about 1/4 mile from the top and wait it out. It was scary and a huge lesson was learned.

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29 days ago

1 month ago

View is really good. Trail to get up there was not enjoyable for me

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Made it without getting rained on, no poison ivy, and no snake or mountain lion sightings :) Out and back about 7.2 miles, around 1.5hrs, beautiful red rocks view and nice pine tree coverage. Smelled nice too!

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1 month ago