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Palmer Park, Colorado Springs

4.7
#1 of 8 in Trails in Colorado Springs
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • Lots of trails and hidden lookouts. Very confusing signage and web of trails from SE parking lot. Some are dead ends or overgrown narrow paths. GPS is not accurate BTW. There is a lot of sand aka... 
    Lots of trails and hidden lookouts. Very confusing signage and web of trails from SE parking lot. Some are dead ends or overgrown narrow paths. GPS is not accurate BTW. There is a lot of sand aka...  more »
  • Hilly with nice views of the city. When I used to live here I used to take my lunch to Palmer Park. An ideal break from the drag of yet another work day. The problem was I didn't want to leave... 
    Hilly with nice views of the city. When I used to live here I used to take my lunch to Palmer Park. An ideal break from the drag of yet another work day. The problem was I didn't want to leave...  more »
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  • One of the best large, open space parks in the Springs. Many hiking trails, horseback riding, a dog park and my favorite, just watching the sunset over the mountains from one of the many lookout parking lots. I've spent many an hour in this park just reading alone, talking to a friend or friends or just clearing my mind from that day's idiosyncrasies. Almost all the other patrons are respectful and kind/generous when needed too.
  • Read the map by the parking lot carefully. We meant to walk a beginner trail but accidentally took something far more challenging. Once we descended the mountain we found the beginner trail much to our liking. Also the advanced trails should probably not be attempted on days when the wind is blowing 40mph. I got sandblasted! It was an awesome experience and a very beautiful park with great views of Pikes Peak and close proximity to riding stables.

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