Carpenter Peak (7,166′), Front Range
Carpenter Peak is located in Roxborough State Park, which is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The parks 4,000 acres is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. More than 1.2 billion years of geologic time are represented by the red-rock formations found within the park.
The Fountain Valley Overlook is only 100 yards from the Visitor Center and provides spectacular views of several beautiful rock formations, including the Fountain Formation, Lyons Formation, and the Dakota Hogback. The Park Brochure offers maps and additional information.
For even more dramatic geology, visit Garden of the Gods, a short drive south on I-25.
GPS Route with Elevation
A well maintained trail in Roxborough State Park that begins at the visitors center. The trail is well defined the entire way with benches once in a while to soak in the views. The summit is the highest point in the park and provides great views of the red rock formations.