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Date Wednesday  2/24/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Carpenter Peak
Start Time 9:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Joan Winstein
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6.2
Elevation Gain 960
Driving Distance 35

Location

Carpenter Peak Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Littleton, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. It is located within Roxborough State Park

This trail climbs to the 7,166 foot Carpenter Peak which is the high point in Roxborough State Park. 

The trail immediately starts to climb up rail tie steps. At about 1 mile, the path will start to switch-back up the first ridge toward the first fantastic views back down the park. After a couple more ridge switch-backs, you have views to Denver and the plains beyond.

At two miles, you'll come over and then down the last ridge to the end of a small valley. During this section, you can see the rocky summit of Carpenter Peak to the northwest. After crossing the small gulch to the other side of the valley, you'll continue up the east side of Carpenter in a northerly direction until you reach the summit ridge and another trail junction. Stay right to continue on the Carpenter Peak Spur to the summit.

There are large rocks and ledges to the right of the peak that afford amazing views down into the park and up the Hogback all the way to Long's Peak. The true summit is reached by a short but fun scramble from these rocks or, for the less adventurous, a few small steps up from the left, or west, side of the summit. The summit has 360-degree views including up Waterton Canyon.


 


For more info Contact

Joan Winstein  jwinstein@gmail.com  708 738 6856



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