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Date Tuesday  4/16/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Carpenter Peak Moderate A
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Walters
Co-Leader R. Stelzig
Member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 1000
Driving Distance 30


Meet at Waterton Canyon parking lot. From C470 go south on Wadsworth, turn left on Waterton Canyon and after 100 yards turn left into parking lot. 

For more info Contact

John Walters, 303-995-7638.


Roxborough State Park covers nearly 4000 acres and is filled with dramatic red rock formations, four eco systems and a host of wildlife, from black bear to mule deer. For good reason, the park is a designated Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark.

From the visitors center we will explore the trail to Carpenter Peak and return the same way. Views from Carpenter Peak overlook Denver, much of the foothills and into the Great Plains.  


This hike will be led by John Walters who is a long time volunteer State Park Naturalist at Roxborough.    


Starting this April, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is excited to offer the Ascending Hikes series.  This program is geared towards new members and individuals seeking to gradually increase their fitness and hiking difficulty, with the goal of reaching the summit of a Colorado 14er in July 2019.  Members can sign up for any hike and do not have to sign up for the series.

The series will begin with a classification of Easy A hikes ( up to 8 miles round trip and/or 1200 ft. elevation gain) and progress to a classification of Difficult B hikes (up to 12 miles round trip and/or 2500 ft. elevation gain).  Hikes will occur on Tuesday and Saturday