Start your New Year in the great outdoors on this 6.3-mile (round trip) “1st Day Hike” to Carpenter Peak with Naturalists Paul Bleau and Dave Thomas. At 7,175 feet, it is the highest point in the park and provides a spectacular 360-degree view from downtown Denver to Pike National Forest.
Enjoy the view while eating lunch on the peak! Bring water, food, appropriate apparel, yaktrax or micro-spikes, and poles.
Due to COVID-19, Roxborough State Park has precautions in place for hikes/programs. Group size is limited to 10, including the leader. Attendees must maintain a 6-foot distance from those not living in the same household. Masks are required; if you can not or choose not to wear a mask, please wait until the restrictions are lifted to sign up for an event.
All vehicles need a pass to enter the park. Please plan on coming early as the Park may go to capacity (usually happens around 9:30 AM and there could be up to a 45-minute wait). Please leave your pets and bikes at home as they are not permitted in the park.
PLEASE NOTE: These hikes are very popular. If you sign up and can not make it please be considerate and cancel your reservation to make room for others to attend.
CostFREE! but registration required (State Parks Day or Annual Pass Required to Enter Park)
Reservations required; sign up online
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