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Palmer Park, Colorado Springs

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Friends and neighbors inspired by their love for the park and concerned about the effects of city budget cuts founded Guardians of Palmer Park (GoPP) in January 2009. The main focus of the organization’s mission is to enhance, protect, defend and maintain the physical integrity, natural beauty and physical resources of Palmer Park for the enjoyment of future generations.
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  • Amazing views towards Garden of the Gods and Pike's Peak. Colorado Springs has really taken a lot of steps to preserve natural areas in the city. Wonderful.  more »
  • Located right in Colorado Springs, this park offers a variety of trails of differing length and difficulty. Some of the trails could be a little more defined...there were a few times I wasn't even...  more »
  • This park was perfect for an afternoon hike. We spent a few hours here- long enough to explore but not be out too long in the cold. It wasn’t very crowded on a Friday. It was very cold at the...  more »
  • Nice playground with shaded tables. Could use better water fountains for filling up bottles. Some of the slides were closed and the equipment got really really hot in the sun. The hiking trails are nice and pretty long. Overall a nice park.
  • Nice park with a good trail system for running. Several parking lots throughout the park and pretty clean overall. Caution to run or hike in pairs, especially after dark. Some interesting characters like to use the park for different activities....The dog park is small but fairly clean as well. Bags and trash cans available for dog waste.
  • Tons of trails and open space to exercise the dog and amazing views of the city and mountains. The park itself is beautiful, but you do need to watch out for broken glass in the bluffs and it's not uncommon to see people just hanging out in their cars doing whatever. Like anywhere, just be aware of your surroundings and it's a great park.
  • Beautiful hiking trails, gorgeous cliff side outlooks. Palmer park is quite the breath of moutain air. while yes this park at face value has some perfect serene views, there is but a single issue. On the weekends BEWARE !! A woman and her service dog got attacked by a negligent mother of 2-3 to whom had her husky off leash. Please keep all dogs on leash
  • A true gem in the middle of Colorado Springs and a perfect place to take an evening hike. They have horse stables and picnic areas all around. Also a good place for mountain biking

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