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Date Saturday  6/19/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ascending Hikes: Roxborough SP Carpenter Peak Easy B
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Linda James Diederichsen
Member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Waitlist Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Easy B
Trail Mileage 6.8
Elevation Gain 1469
Driving Distance 12


Ascending Hike Series - Will be released - 05/19/2021

Trip Leader Note: this Park may require a prior-applied for group permit.  Please check a couple of weeks ahead of time and apply if necessary.

Covid Precautions - check latest in effect re carpools, masks and social distance between hikers -

This park requires each car to have a State Parks Pass, so if you have one, please plan to drive others from the Waterton Canyon Parking Lot.

Meet at Waterton Canyon parking lot  at 7:30 am - From C470 go south on Wadsworth, turn left on Waterton Canyon and after 100 yards turn left into parking lot.  

From Waterton Canyon drive east on Waterton Rd, turn right on Rampart Range Rd, left on Roxborough Park Rd, then an immediate right inot the park entrance, near the fire station.

Each car without an annual state parks pass must pay the daily $8 entrance fee. Riders will share the fee. The visitors center is 2 miles from the entrance. Toilets at the visitors center may not be open when we arrive, but a vault toilet is on the corner of the lower parking lot, just prior to reaching the main parking lot.

Trailhead - at Park Visitor Center - Carpenter Peak 

For preparation, check out these helps for members at

For more info Contact

Name: Linda James Diederichsen               Ph#     303 868 3099                email:

Whenever you have to cancel out of a trip, it is your responsibility to do that online. I will see your cancellation. Here's how: Log in to>Members>My Membership>My Trips> find this trip (all your upcoming trips are listed in date order). Click "cancel."

IN ADDITION: Please TEXT me if you have to cancel the night before or the morning of. Emails will be lost in my inbox.


I will  write you with a weather forecast the day before. Do not assume bad weather means the trip is canceled. We only cancel if the roads are treacherous. We just try to dress appropriately.

Please bring those of the 10 Essentials appropriate to a mountain hike:  Wear proper hiking boots, sunglasses and sunscreen, a hat, a personal first aid kit, nutrition items, and plenty of water. Rain jacket with hood is a year-round pack item. 

Part of the trail is steep, so bring hiking poles if you use them. 

No jeans or cotton clothing. We can talk more about all that on trip day.

NO Dogs, please. Look for designated "Doggie Hikes" on the calendar.

Let me know of any medical conditions that might affect you on the hike.


Starting this May, the Denver Member Initiatives Committee (DMIC) is pleased to offer the third annual Ascending Hikes series.  It is designed for CMC members of all ages wanting to increase (or recover) hiking speed and stamina.  The series also provides an opportunity to meet CMC veterans, make new friends, and explore more of Colorado's hiking trails.  The AH series provides everyone a supportive way to work on their day hiking skills.  

Hikes start off easy and gradually progress in length and difficulty so you're ready to tackle a new challenge by the end of summer.  We’ll even offer a couple of 14’er climbs just for AH Participants at the end of the season!
No big commitment. You can jump in or out anytime.
For questions write


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.