Edna Mae Bennet Nature Trail

Palmer Park, Colorado

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain138ft
Trailhead Elevation6,511ft
Top6,544ft
Elevation Min/Max6508/6544ft
Elevation Start/End6511/6511ft

Edna Mae Bennet Nature Trail

Edna Mae Bennet Nature Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is within Palmer Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 6,511 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 138 feet. The Youth Camp shelter is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. Along the trail there is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Templeton Trail, Mesatrail and Mesa Trail.

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Best Dog Hikes Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Bob D’Antonio, Maryann Gaug, Stewart Green, Linda B. Mullally, and Tracy Salcedo-Chourré.
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"This excellent loop trail threads across colorful sandstone bluffs at Palmer Park in northeast Colorado Springs. Gorgeous vistas also come with lots of wildlife, such as squirrels, birds, rabbits, and red foxes, so be sure to keep your dog on leash. 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 multiuse, you won’t compete with mountain bikers on most of the Bennett Trail—it’s too darn rocky." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Palmer Park
Nearby City
Palmer Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views
Features
Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services, 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975; (719) 385-5940; https://coloradosprings.gov/department/76m
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Dec 2018