Carpenter Peak Trail

MODERATE 232 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
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

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.

7 days ago

Good hike with nice views. Narrow path with ice at this time of year so wear your yaktraks/spikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. We turned this into a 10ish mile loop by returning on the Powerline Trail. Carpenter's peak is a nice place to relax and enjoy some lunch.

1 month ago

lovely exhilarating hike

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike on a cool and partly cloudy day. No dogs is really a nice relief some times. The trail is mostly narrow and a lot of traffic. Good views. Saw a big herd of mule deer in the open field near the lake going out.

2 months ago

Did a lollipop for around 8.6 miles

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Little more information about the place for those who may not know; this is inside of Roxborough State Park. Day passes are $7, and there should be plenty of parking. The hike took us ~3 hours round trip and the path wasn't bad at all. Some wood block stairs in the beginning but only slight roots/rocks on the trail after. Great views of downtown Denver along the way/at the top!

trail running
3 months ago

Great hike, plenty of rest stops and shady portions. Most of it was great for trail running and the view at the top is definitely worth the hike

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous hike. Amazing views of rocks.

hiking
3 months ago

Carpenter Peak Trail is an easy, 6.2 mile hike that gives you views of Pike National Forest & Roxborough Park. If you're going to Roxborough State Park to view the red rocks, I don't recommended this trail, simply because the view at the peak isn't as spectacular as the view from Fountain Valley trail.

4 months ago

Great view at the top buy very narrow path at times.

4 months ago

Beautiful views. Not difficult. Lots of people on Labor Day a Monday Go early or later in the day The sky was very hazy due to the west forest fires and ozone levels

hiking
5 months 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!

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months 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.

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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!

6 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. Bring plenty of water and a snack for when you reach the top.

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