Carpenter Peak is located in Roxborough State Park, which is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The parks 4000-acres is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Visitors can take in all of Roxborough’s geological wonders via a series of trails for every level of hiker. 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.
- Trailhead: Carpenter Peak
- Round trip: 6.4 miles / 10.3 km
- Elevation: 6,100′-7,166′ (+1,066′) / 1,859m – 2,184m (+325m)
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.