Carpenter Peak Trail

 17 votes

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers

 

83% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

7,106' 2,166 m

High

6,227' 1,898 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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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
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

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

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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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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