Palmer Point Trail

Palmer Park, Colorado

Distance1.5mi
Elevation Gain723ft
Trailhead Elevation6,335ft
Top6,406ft
Elevation Min/Max6320/6406ft
Elevation Start/End6335/6335ft

Palmer Point Trail

Palmer Point Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is within Palmer Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 6,335 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is three miles with a total elevation gain of 723 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. This trail connects with the following: Greencrest Trail.

Palmer Point Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This fantastic hike through a city park has excellent views of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. Bizarre rock formations, wildflowers, and fields filled with blooming yuccas all contribute to an excellent hike within the city limits of Colorado Springs. There are many trails that crisscross Palmer Park. Follow the map and mileage cues, and you shouldn’t have any problems enjoying this beautiful area."

"Palmer Park is a mountain biking oasis. This slice of singletrack heaven is surrounded by the entire mass of humanity that is Colorado Springs. If you were going to train an elite force of mountain bikers, you could do the entire program here. Easy rolling trails, rim-wrecking drop-offs, steep climbs over step-like rocks, balance-beam boulders— you name it and Palmer Park has it. Including crowds when the weather is nice. These include hikers, other bikers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Don’t forget to yield to all. Why? Because we are having so much fun that we should be in the mood to share our joy and pull over for the hikers and horseback riders. Besides, if you don’t the powers that be may shut bikers out of this singletrack temple. Be nice so the rest of us can continue to enjoy! Tread: Sweet singletrack. The tread can get soft and sandy during dry spells."

Palmer Point Trail Reviews

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6/26/2011
The trail is very beautiful. Don't let the beginning fool you, the trail is a pretty easy trail in terms of vertical changes. Some pretty good spots along the trail to take a break and enjoy the beauty of Colorado Springs.
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1/5/2010
I love this park, but I wish that some pet owners would pick up the dod-doo.
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11/26/2007
A most excellent parcel of mountain biking property. Breathtaking views of the mountains are available at almost every turn. An avid cross country rider, I found Palmer Point trail best suited to my tastes, although I did briefly experience the uber-technicality of Templeton, the deep sand of Grandview and the tight turns of Kinnicknick. Trail markings/signage is top notch with the exception of Palmer Point where it intersects with the gravel road connecting to Paseo Rd. Trail skill designations are accurate. I accessed the park from Brenner Place just off Austin Bluffs, very convenient. Bottom line, I agree that this park has to offer just about everything a mountain biker could want all centrally located within civilization.
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4/5/2006
it was a very nice trail and was mantained well. it was a little close to the rampart shooting range(i shoot there as well and there are some crazy people over there. it had bueutiful views of colorado springs and the surrounding mountains. overall it was a great short day hike(2-2 1/2 hours).
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3/2/2006
I agree with everything said in the preview. I get a huge sinking feeling at the thought of being locked out of Palmer Park. It is so fun and, if you choose, so challenging because of it's vast variety of trails. This is where I learned to ride and continue to improve my riding. It is becoming more and more popular. However, it's not a big issue to pull over for the occasional hiker or horse pack, just adds to the variety.
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