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Carpenter Peak Trail

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Length

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers

83%

Runnable

Elevation

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

7,106' 2,166 m

High

6,227' 1,898 m

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Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.

Derek Griffiths

Overview

To preserve Roxborough's natural state, no rock climbing, camping, mountain bikes, pets, or horses are permitted in Roxborough State Park.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Description [Suggest Changes]

This trail climbs to the 7,166 foot Carpenter Peak which is the high point in Roxborough State Park. Be sure to take the Carpenter Peak Spur to check out the views from the summit of Carpenter Peak.

The surrounding red rock formations are truly impressive dramatic hogbacks, spires, and monoliths of sandstone. Additionally, the park is impressive in the spring for wildflowers, and the fall for autumn colors. While this trail is steep in sections, the climb up to Carpenter Peak is well worth the effort.

The Carpenter Trail connects to Powerline Trail, Elk Valley Trail, and County Road 5 for those looking to make a loop or add some mileage to their run.

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

For spring wildflowers or for fall colors, this run amongst impressive red rock formations is worth doing twice in a year.

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Nov 26, 2017
Chloe Ward
6.2mi
Jul 4, 2017
Sammy Feegs
Jun 4, 2017
Rob Pressly
May 21, 2017
Sammy Feegs
Mar 16, 2017
Brian S
6.2mi
Oct 31, 2015
Kim Conner
Up to Carpenters Peak. I took Indian Creek look back (not included in mileage). 3.1mi

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  4.2 from 26 votes

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