This excellent loop hike, following four different trails, offers spectacular views of the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak from rocky ridges and wooded valleys.
The Edna Mae Bennett Nature Trail is a lovely hike through the ravines and rocky bluffs of expansive Palmer Park in the urban heart of Colorado Springs. The rustic trail climbs high above the houses, affording excellent views and exploring shallow canyons, crumbling rock buttresses, and fanciful hoodoos shaped like primitive sculptures. While most Palmer Park trails are multi-use, you won’t compete with mountain bikers on most of the Bennett Trail—it’s too darn rocky. The trail is easy to follow, with trail markers and metal posts with arrows pointing the way.
Colorado Springs, CO - Birding,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6