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Palmer Park, Colorado Springs

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 190 reviews on the web
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  • There are so many trails here. Beautiful views of Colorado Springs area. Great place to enjoy a nice hike. 
  • Would not recommend visiting by yourself for safety reasons. You could fall easily on some parts of the park but if you're not a risk taker then maybe not so much. There are beautiful unobstructed vie...  read more »
  • Always our favorite place to visit when in Colorado Springs! The view is spectacular! Each time we go, we can see how muc bigger the city has grown. Very romantic place! 
  • Palmer Park has tons of trails! Trails and trailheads are well marked with the exception of a few that have worn away or were vandalized. Even though you are right in town you feel out in the woods which is great if you are trying to get away from everything but maybe only have a couple hours! Trails range from extremely easy to moderately difficult and use the ski difficulty labeling system to differentiate. (Think black Diamond for hardest, etc) All of the trails are worth hiking and about 85% are worth biking. There are few trail segments that I would be wary of possibly damaging a tire on. It's not uncommon to see horses (and what they leave behind!) on the trails as there is a stable in the park. All things considered it's probably my favorite in-town hiking park and definitely my favorite quick exercise park.
  • A peaceful getaway right inside the city. Beautiful sandstone of various shapes and sizes. Plenty of hiking and biking. Please bring your own trash bags and take them when you leave. The park is inhabitant of plenty of small wild critters.
  • I met my wife here and 3 years later we got married here at the grand overlook. We rented lazy land for our reception and loved it. I'm super biased but I love this place. It's great Mt biking, hiking, jogging, walking and spending time. It's super dog friendly. If you visit this place often then I suggest trying to show up Saturday morning to help the guardians of Palmer park keep the place lovely. The views from the top of the park are awesome.
  • Awesome hiking and biking trails! The overlook offers a nice view of the city - downtown, garden of the gods, and pikes peak. Mountain biking here is awesome, and you can choose from a variety of levels of difficulty. Most are fairly technical.
  • This park is absolutely ridiculous (in a good way)! It's so expansive and has so many types of terrain to hike over that you'd never guess that it's in the center of Colorado Springs.
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