Carpenter Peak Out-and-Back

Denver, Colorado

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The rocks jut from the ground at a 60-degree angle, providing magnificent photo opportunities from the floor of the park as well as from vantage points on the trails at the upper reaches of the park. Without a doubt, this park is awe-inspiring, and definitely worth a visit. Trails are very well signed and expertly constructed; the majority are singletrack. The park was established in 1975 and abuts Pike National Forest to the west and open space to the east. Nelson Ranch Open Space, a 695acre parcel, is southeast of the park and is accessed by the Swallowtail Trail. This trail also connects to the 4.6-mile Sharptail Trail, which leads northeast to the Sharptail Ridge Open Space.
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

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Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

by Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones (Falcon Guides)

The rocks jut from the ground at a 60-degree angle, providing magnificent photo opportunities from the floor of the park as well as from vantage points on the trails at the upper reaches of the park. Without a doubt, this park is awe-inspiring, and definitely worth a visit. Trails are very well signed and expertly constructed; the majority are singletrack. The park was established in 1975 and abuts Pike National Forest to the west and open space to the east. Nelson Ranch Open Space, a 695acre parcel, is southeast of the park and is accessed by the Swallowtail Trail. This trail also connects to the 4.6-mile Sharptail Trail, which leads northeast to the Sharptail Ridge Open Space.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Denver
Distance: 6.7
Elevation Gain: 1,154 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Season: Summer and fall
Local Contacts: cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Roxborough
Driving Directions: Directions to Carpenter Peak Out-and-Back

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