Palmer Park Hike

Endless hiking trails into deep nature in the heart of Colorado Springs…

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It’s a cloudy, kinda misty day and I’m with a friend who knows Palmer Park. Off we go, I can hardly keep up with her. She is showing off one of her favorite hiking areas and there are numerous trails to explore.

you will be surprisingly impressed

I am spellbound by what lies within this park, its like nothing I’ve ever hiked in Colorado.

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Numerous trail combinations for every fitness level. You can create your own adventure. Easy peasy trails with a gentle flow through lush greens & wildflowers or more exhilarating descents through rock gardens. Spend an hour or all day, the choice is yours. Download or print this map of Palmer Park to create your day hike.

Check out our hike within Garden of the Gods, another mesmerizing trail meca within Colorado Springs. 


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Templeton trail rated advanced is doable if you are a seasoned moderate hiker and was the most unexpected, beautiful trail in our day hike. Immense views of the city and Pikes Peak are exceptional on this trail.

views of the city and Pikes Peak will keep you mesmerized

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You will be pleasantly surprised inside this expansive park, and simply forget you are in the heart of Colorado Springs.

A GENTILE REMINDER: Venturing off trails damages vegetation, leads to erosion and impacts wildlife.


Easy to advanced hiking trails

Kids and dog friendly

Picnics areas


Horseback riding trails

Single track mountain biking

Popular for trail running

LOCATED  6350 Maizeland Road (Maizeland Rd & North Academy) Colorado Springs, CO