Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. We found one good downhill run with a pile of small jumps. Overall the place is fun minus the hike-a-bike sections. Two of them can be accessed from the kiosk on Wheeler Road. Great trail system just to get out for the day. There is flow to be had here but piecing together a good route requires experience and knowledge of the trails. Bring all of your suspension and at least both of your balls. Finally, every high school stoner and then some seem to migrate to PP parking areas to light up...definitely not a fan. I would not recommend riding this trial without someone who knows it well. Create Recommended Route or Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. 12.9mi The degree to which you will like riding here probably larger depends on how much you like rocks. Best Bike Trails | 868' Up Has easy, intermediate, and expert trails. The man was riding with a group when he lost control of his bike and fell near the Lazy Land mountain biking trail, police said. Most of our singletrack experiences are 5 to 25 miles in distance and 1 to 5 hours in duration. 1,352' Up The signage is terrible and there are unmarked spur trails everywhere just … 96.5 m Up • 12.1 km Something else? All the trails are well marked and are rated like ski slopes - green trails for beginners, blue for intermediates, and black diamonds for extreme riders. Widgets, Explore As is true anywhere, snow or mud can linger on shady, north-facing slopes. All in all this trail is fun to go ride every now and then. COLORADO SPRINGS– A man is dead after a mountain biking accident at Palmer Park on Saturday. You'll learn to ride in sand, climb and descend. 262.45 m Up The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. The main description says it's well marked, but half the time you don't know if you're on the trail or just a huge eroded section. The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. As others have mentioned, it's horribly marked (or not at all) and there's enough natural irrigation routes that make following the established trail difficult at times (where the trail isn't totally apparent). A Colorado Springs man who died of injuries from a mountain-bike crash in Palmer Park last month was an Air Force Academy graduate and retired … — It's a good place to take somone from out of town because the climbs aren't too big. Company Lots of sliprock and clay mud when it's wet. They were rocky and slow. Meet at parking lot entrance on Maizeland Rd by Academy intersection. — • 13.1mi Amenities:Two baseball/softball fieldsCommunity playgroundFootball/soccer fieldHorse stablesRestroomsScenic overlook and drivePicnicking (including some large groups with reservation shelters-Lazyland, Meadows, Youth Camp and Council Grounds)Botanical reserveSeven Castles geological point of interestOver 25 miles of trails (hiking, jogging, equestrian)Three volleyball courts There are great views of Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs. whoever maintains the trail has done a horrible job with signage. The victim's name has not been released. Our most often ridden trail system is Palmer Park, but we try to hit all the fun loops in our area over the course of a year. Love this place can just get on my bike and ride the 4.5 miles to get there. — 10h 30m, night ride Announce when you approach a blind corner, helps avoid collision. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. There are three main options. IMBA Epics | 1h 53m, Did the full loop taking all turns as described and it ended up only being 8 miles :P This is a flat-to-gently rolling trail with a gradual ascent toward Darwin Ro… But the trails are poorly marked and very poorly maintained. The were some technical sections but they weren't the fun kind of technical. There are many ways to ride it. For it's location in the middle of town, it's accessible, ride-able for all levels, and brings something new every time you ride. Fairly busy with bikes ,hikers etc. There are a couple mountain bike trail systems located right in town, with Palmer Park and Ute Park offering easy access to riding. Rideable but not good for trail sustainability. LEGEND Palmer Park is a technical rocky maze located in the center of Colorado Springs. Riding at every level! From Academy Blvd. Police say he was with a group of mountain bikers near the Lazy Land trailhead at the time of the accident. Trail, improvements (heading south) turn right on Maizeland Rd. Palmer Park is a bit of a conundrum. 12.9mi First...and possibly last time I'll ride Palmer Park. 8mi. There's only about 120-150 feet in elevation change, but the ascents are all pretty steep and really get the heart pounding. Sure, the trails could all use some maintenance and a little better signage, but this also adds a bit of adventure. Templeton Trail circles the park and highlights many of these “must-see” spots. The 1.8-mile “Loop Trail” is a bit more challenging than the “Price Valley Trail.” The “Price Valley Trail” is 1.7 miles long (one way) ending at Darwin Road, a seasonal road that is not plowed. My wife is a true beginner and I don't think she would have fun riding at Palmer Park. Would not recommend for anyone looking for downhill, or fun swoopy trails. 1,362' Up Being a jerk / offensive? 10mi, Really muddy, very poor markings of the trails Overall meh...I'll look elsewhere unless I hook up with a local that knows the trail system. There are many ways to ride it. And this winter, someone decorated the trees along a stretch of tame trail with Christmas decor. Stop and say hello to your fellow humans. Nice after work quick burn ride, too many non-riders taking advantage of open space - so let's light up..??? 264.45 m Up Spam? Make sure to stay on trail otherwise you will probably mess up your tires due to the cactus. 414.73 m Down, 12.5 mi I start either at the baseball diamonds or at the Greencrest trailhead off Austin Bluffs and circle the park using Greencrest trail, Palmer Point, Cheyenne, Grandview, and a couple others, for a 7-mile loop. 7.9 mi Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. — I have ever only taken the blue sections of this trial. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Dear Members Nominations are now open for the 2020 British Cycling MTB RSRs, for Boys & Girls born 2004, 2005 and 2006, with some Junior 2003 riders also being considered. Trails are marked, but does not classify if it's a bike trail or not so be careful because not all can be biked. Palmer Park is a excellent in-town ride. Maze of trails but fun to explore. Palmer Park is almost right in the middle of town (north of the airport, south of Chapel Hills Mall). 861' Up An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. This trail is great when you can stay on it. 1h 30m, Great ride, a little sandy in some areas, though. 2h 03m, great trail one of my favorite in Colorado Springs Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. 8mi Please note that there are no gas stations on Palomar Mountain. General William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, willed this beautiful chunk of real estate to the city. Palmer Park: 3650 Maizeland Road 80909 Regional Baseball and softball fields, mountain biking, picnic tables, reservation shelter, soccer field, trails and volleyball court. Palmer Park: HIking and Biking Palmer Park - See 282 traveler reviews, 38 candid photos, and great deals for Colorado Springs, CO, at Tripadvisor. Bradley Palmer li ks to Willowdale State Forest to the orth a d early co ects to the Pi gree Reservatio to the south. The trail is not terribly technical, but there are enough drops and steep climbs to keep you on your toes. trails. All are fun. ... COLORADO CHUNK Palmer Trail to Section 16 mountain bike … Paved and natural-surfaced trails allow visitors to explore the park’s expansive forest and wetlands. None of the trails are clearly marked. • Coming from SD, this is a bit challenging riding but fun! Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. Terms | Privacy. 511.95 m Down, 15.4 mi — This is probably some of the most-accessible highly-technical riding you will find just about ANYWHERE. On the easy trails you might run into a horse or two and definitely some road apples. Just a few stretches of ice. This place has trails for everyone. Colorado Springs has a wealth of mountain bike trails ranging from trails near the city to gnarly downhill trails off the summit of the 14,110’ Pike’s Peak. 12.5mi Trails are open to foot traffic only, and dogs and mountain bikes are not allowed on trails. — • It's right in the city, the views are great, and there are miles of trails with all different surfaces and difficulties. 859' Down It's considerably choppier is some areas. The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. Palmer Park offers more than 300 acres of greenspace within the City of Wyoming, including a wooded main recreation area that is popular for group picnics and events. 9mi Even many of the beginner trails will have a number or rocks and or small drops. 2h 00m, did so better trails About Us | The man died at the scene. This page, Bradley Palmer State Park, is part of Accessible hiking and golfing; show more; Snowmobile Trails in State Parks; Horseback riding trails in state parks; Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts; Cross-Country Skiing in Massachusetts; Hiking in Massachusetts State Parks; Mountain Biking Trails in … Can get busy on warm weekends, some leash their dogs, watch out for loose dogs as well. Look for our Pikes Peak Bike Tours Van, find a parking spot nearby, and head over to the van where you will meet your guide for today’s adventure. 1h 45m, small amount of ice on north facing trails The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. You can easily spend all day here, if you have enough energy that is! Lots of different trails are available, smooth, rocky, single tracks, and more. All the trails are well marked and are rated like ski slopes - green trails for beginners, blue for intermediates, and black diamonds for extreme riders. The high elevation of Palmer Park relative to the city of Colorado Springs provides many long distance vistas At 730.7 acres in size, the park contains over 25 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. — Four days of mountain-bike racing is coming to trails in the Colorado Springs area this week with stages contested at Palmer Park, Rampart Range Road, Gold Camp/Jones Park … lots of social trails and fun rocky stuff to check out The victim’s name has not been released. 1,350' Down There are rocks everywhere, rock gardens, drops, rocks by themselves, and roots as well. Parking and restroom facilities. 1h 16m, Almost completely dry now, just a few very minor snowy/wet spots Also keep in mind that there is a lot of non-mountain bike traffic. A 53-year-old Colorado Springs man died of injuries he suffered in a crash and fall while mountain biking Saturday in Palmer Park, police said. Around 10:00 a.m., a 53-year-old Colorado Springs man lost control of his bike and fell, according to Colorado Springs Police. This is the way I do it. Our Intermediate Mountain Biking Course starts off Paseo Rd in the Parking Lot 19 at Palmer Park Colorado Springs, CO 80909 (GPS coordinates – 38.879467, -104.768519). Lots of rocks , roots, good views and technical areas. MTB Podcast | In that will, he stipulates if the city were to ever sell any or all of the park, the city would pay his heirs the retail price of the park. 17.3 km 0h 35m, MOSTLY PLAYING AROUND CHEYENNE TRAIL Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | I'd call that pretty low use, considering the ease of access on all sides. Would say it is about 50/50 of dry to ice/snow/mud. A great place to ride after work or any time. 313' Down It was super sick to mountain bike down here in Colorado Springs at Palmer Park. You'll have to beware of dogs off-leash, horses, and hikers, but most people are cool and polite. • This trail is more technical in places than Ute Valley Park or other rides in town. NOT OKAY! Lots of stories of good riders breaking collar bones and hands. Ride Palmer Park for the first time yesterday and was impressed at the quality of riding in the middle of the urban area. Trails are marked but easy to get lost I recommend driving around the park a bit before hitting the trails and strava helps. Fantastic in-town trail system with some uber-technical sections. Despite sitting in the heart of the city, Palmer Park is not in the immediate vicinity of great bike shops or post-ride establishments. 317' Up This is a heavily used urban park. If you're looking for rock hopping, there are some seriously technical spots along Palmer Point trail, especially where it overlooks Greencrest. Short ride, long ride, technical ride, nice single track, this place has it all. 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