Roxborough State Park

Carpenter Peak

Carpenter Peak
Permitted uses: Foot
Miles paved: 0
Miles non-paved: 6.4
Total distance: 6.4
Usage: Medium
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 7,160 (at peak)
ADA accessible: No
Pets: No
Comments: The trail to Carpenter Peak is a 6.4 mile round-trip hike of moderate-to-steep terrain. Its summit is the highest point in the park and provides a spectacular view in all directions. The .07-mile Elk Valley Link near the beginning of the Carpenter Peak trail connects to the Douglas County trail system via Douglas County Road 5.

Trails at Roxborough

Roxborough State Park offers a variety of trails for all abilities, from the half-mile Fountain Overlook trail that affords a spectacular view of rock formations, to the challenging 6.4-mile trek to 7,160-foot Carpenter Peak. View Roxborough Area Brochure and Roxborough Area Map. Roxborough?s trails connect to several trails in the Pike National Forest, Waterton Canyon, and Douglas County.

Hikers are reminded to stay on the trail and beware of rattlesnakes and poison ivy. Pets, horses, and mountain bikes are not allowed on the trails. Hours vary each month but generally the trails are open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. to 5 in the winter.

Directions

The trail to Carpenter Peak is a 6.4 mile round-trip hike of moderate-to-steep terrain. Its summit is the highest point in the park and provides a spectacular view in all directions. The .07-mile Elk Valley Link near the beginning of the Carpenter Peak trail connects to the Douglas County trail system via Douglas County Road 5.
From Wadsworth
Take Wadsworth south past Chatfield State Park. Turn left on Waterton Road (just before the entrance to Lockheed Martin.) Continue on Waterton Road?crossing the South Platte River, until it ends at North Rampart Range Road (1.6 miles) Turn right (south) on North Rampart Range Road. Continue south past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant. (2.3 miles) At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road (just before the entrance to Arrowhead golf course), turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.

From Santa Fe
Head south on Santa Fe (Highway 85) to Titan Road. (4.2 miles south of C-470 intersection) Turn right (west) on Titan Road. Continue heading west on Titan Road. It will curve and begin to head south?becoming North Rampart Range Road (3 miles). Continue south on North Rampart Range Road past Roxborough Village and the Foothills Water Treatment Plant (3.5 miles). At the intersection of North Rampart Range Road and Roxborough Park Road, turn left onto Roxborough Park Road. Take the next right (about 50 yards away) to enter the park.