2 hours roundtrip. Saw a fox and some mule deer. Good views of South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak, Longs Peak and Denver.
Denver greeted Erin and I with extremely warm temps during our Christmas visit, and Roxborough sounded like a nice place to go to test our legs. I liked seeing all the mule deer along the trail, and the views were excellent from the summit. I wish I had come here sooner!
I hiked Carpenter with the Colorado Mountain Club. We took the Carpenter Peak Trail to the top, then looped back around on a forest service trail and the Elk Valley Trail on the return. There's a lot of snapped branches and downed trees, thanks to last week's snowstorm.
A great trail without any bikers! YAY!
From Roxborough State Park
From Sharptail Ridge-Ringtail-Indian Creek-Elk Valley-Carpenter
From Indian Creek-Elk Valley-Carpenter
From Waterton Canyon to Carpenter
From the neighborhood to Carpenter
Good workout - short hike - watch for lots of mud in the spring time... Boots recommended during spring for this reason. Watch out for all the people - you may want to go early or later to avoid the crowds.
Great views on a heavily cloudy day. Saw plenty of wildlife including a small herd of mule deer on the trail.