1,350' Down Riding Palmer Park will give you some great jumps, fast and sweeping runs, technical rocks challenges, and overall a great experience. I have ever only taken the blue sections of this trial. LEGEND Palmer Park is a technical rocky maze located in the center of Colorado Springs. There are some wonderful natural technical features, mainly big chunky embedded rocks. Has easy, intermediate, and expert trails. All in all this trail is fun to go ride every now and then. Palmer Park is a collection of sandstone canyons, sprinkled with yucca and prickly pear cactus, and shaded by scrub oak and ponderosa pine. Many winding sections, rock drop offs, and great jumps. 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. Stop and say hello to your fellow humans. 868' Up 1,361' Down ?, I hate smelling pot when I'm just looking for fresh altitude breeze. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | Best Bike Trails | 1,672' Up Moderately steep. Fairly busy with bikes ,hikers etc. Something else? 14.7mi, so many trails to choose from, it almost wasn't fun. 10mi, Really muddy, very poor markings of the trails Most of our singletrack experiences are 5 to 25 miles in distance and 1 to 5 hours in duration. Trail, improvements • The trails that I was able to find were more suited to hiking than mountain biking. 8mi 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 1,352' Up 1h 16m, Almost completely dry now, just a few very minor snowy/wet spots This is about an injury or accident Singletracks Merch | Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. This is probably some of the most-accessible highly-technical riding you will find just about ANYWHERE. I rode at 6pm on a weekday, and saw only 2 other bikers and maybe 10 hikers on a 7-mile loop. Very steep. There are many ways to ride it. Fantastic in-town trail system with some uber-technical sections. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Parking lot. 9mi An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. IMBA Epics | 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. Reservations are highly recommended for camping during peak season. The Bay Circuit Trail a d the Discover Hamilto Trail wi d through the park. Police say he was with a group of mountain bikers near the Lazy Land trailhead at the time of the accident. — There are great views of Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs. There is flow to be had here but piecing together a good route requires experience and knowledge of the trails. Meeting up to ride Palmer Park in Colorado Springs. Mountain Biking - Palmer Park (P2, T3) Our Tuesday mountain bike rides are intended for Sno-Jet members & for those who would like to consider joining the club. 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 … Trust me when I say there's something for everyone here! 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. Widgets, Explore   It's right in the city, the views are great, and there are miles of trails with all different surfaces and difficulties. 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. 12.1 km 95.3 m Down. Palmer Park is a excellent in-town ride. I'd call that pretty low use, considering the ease of access on all sides. NOT OKAY! Bradley Palmer li ks to Willowdale State Forest to the orth a d early co ects to the Pi gree Reservatio to the south. But I'll still be there whenever its warm enough this winter, since it's close to home. 411.42 m Down, 4.0 mi • 1h 30m, Great ride, a little sandy in some areas, though. 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 … The trail is not terribly technical, but there are enough drops and steep climbs to keep you on your toes. Make sure to stay on trail otherwise you will probably mess up your tires due to the cactus. 1,680' Down The park is surprisingly large despite its location in the center of town. The were some technical sections but they weren't the fun kind of technical. You'll learn to ride in sand, climb and descend. Two of them can be accessed from the kiosk on Wheeler Road. 12.9mi What should be a moderate trail often turns into a black diamond due to washouts, roots, and exposed boulders. 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. 1h 53m, Did the full loop taking all turns as described and it ended up only being 8 miles :P Palmer Park offers some tantalizing features: 25 miles of hiking trails, a dog park, unique rock formations, and some of the best views of Pikes Peak. I enjoyed a couple of hours riding in Palmer Park with a local so got to ride the best of it and avoid the rest of it. Riding at every level! COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Multiple Colorado Springs Fire Department Units responded to a low angle rescue in Palmer Park on Saturday morning in the area of Lazy Land Trailhead/Rd. The victim’s name has not been released. — Just a few stretches of ice. This is the way I do it. This trail is great when you can stay on it. Being a jerk / offensive? Ute Valley 1705 Vindicator Drive 80919 Regional Fishing, mountain biking, and trails. COLORADO SPRINGS– A man is dead after a mountain biking accident at Palmer Park on Saturday. From cross-country to downhill racing, through to trail riding and playing in the local woods. 264.45 m Up Ultimately it doesn't matter 'cause you're basically on a small island. Central, sunny and lower-elevation, Palmer Park is an all-season go-to. If you're looking for rock hopping, there are some seriously technical spots along Palmer Point trail, especially where it overlooks Greencrest. 511.95 m Down, 15.4 mi Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. 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. Steep. (heading south) turn right on Maizeland Rd. It's a good place to take somone from out of town because the climbs aren't too big. • Intermediate Mountain Biking. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Paved and natural-surfaced trails allow visitors to explore the park’s expansive forest and wetlands. It was super sick to mountain bike down here in Colorado Springs at Palmer Park. 8mi. Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. 12.1mi Overall the place is fun minus the hike-a-bike sections. 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. There are three main options. Definitely a cool place, with great scenery and a lot of fun mtb. Palmer Park is almost right in the middle of town (north of the airport, south of Chapel Hills Mall). Short ride, long ride, technical ride, nice single track, this place has it all. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. General William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, willed this beautiful chunk of real estate to the city. 509.68 m Up Some easy to intermediate rock drops-or climbs. This time though, the police had just discovered a dead body. With that being said, the blue section is fairly technical in areas. whoever maintains the trail has done a horrible job with signage. North side of Templeton is much better now. City of Detroit Bike Routes Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trails Day use fees are $10.00 per vehicle, cash or check only. I'll be back. As is true anywhere, snow or mud can linger on shady, north-facing slopes. 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. 2h 00m, did so better trails You can't get too lost. Create Recommended Route or 859' Down Awesome for just exploring the trail system. 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. Would say it is about 50/50 of dry to ice/snow/mud. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and There are a couple mountain bike trail systems located right in town, with Palmer Park and Ute Park offering easy access to riding. The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. 313' Down The park is surprisingly large despite its location in the center of town. But the trails are poorly marked and very poorly maintained. 12mi, Lots of snow/ice/mud in the shade. They were rocky and slow. Palmer Park: 3650 Maizeland Road 80909 Regional Baseball and softball fields, mountain biking, picnic tables, reservation shelter, soccer field, trails and volleyball court. A great place to ride after work or any time. 1h 45m, no flow technical The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. 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. It's considerably choppier is some areas. Lots of gnar out there. Lots of technical over rocks and drops. — This trail can get really muddy after a rain storm and is made of a thick clay that will get stuck all over your bike. Trails are marked, but does not classify if it's a bike trail or not so be careful because not all can be biked. Best MTB Gear | • 6.5 km 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. Lots of stories of good riders breaking collar bones and hands. Despite sitting in the heart of the city, Palmer Park is not in the immediate vicinity of great bike shops or post-ride establishments. Posts about Mountain biking written by Matt Carey. Coming from SD, this is a bit challenging riding but fun! This trail is more technical in places than Ute Valley Park or other rides in town. 24.7 km • 12mi • Had awesome time! Palmer Park, CO. Photo: mark byzewski. Lots of different trails are available, smooth, rocky, single tracks, and more. There are many extreme trails I didn't dare though. trails. Wolf Pack MTB is a great way to find riders similar to your ability. — 261.26 m Down, 7.5 mi On the easy trails you might run into a horse or two and definitely some road apples. 17.3 km This is a flat-to-gently rolling trail with a gradual ascent toward Darwin Ro… Nice after work quick burn ride, too many non-riders taking advantage of open space - so let's light up..??? From Academy Blvd. 2h 03m, great trail one of my favorite in Colorado Springs 10mi. COLORADO SPRINGS– A man is dead after a mountain biking accident at Palmer Park on Saturday. 7.9 mi Trails are open to foot traffic only, and dogs and mountain bikes are not allowed on trails. Can get busy on warm weekends, some leash their dogs, watch out for loose dogs as well. • Spam? B Palmer Park Primary Trail 2.09.11 E Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trail 2.09.11- Please click to enlarge and enjoy! 10h 30m, night ride Photo: Lisa Fisch Before and After. 317' Up 8mi Lots of sliprock and clay mud when it's wet. There's only about 120-150 feet in elevation change, but the ascents are all pretty steep and really get the heart pounding. 415.15 m Up Semi long stretches of uphill, challenging yet doable for beginners. First...and possibly last time I'll ride Palmer Park. Terms | Privacy. 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. Even many of the beginner trails will have a number or rocks and or small drops. 4mi Around 10:00 a.m., a 53-year-old Colorado Springs man lost control of his bike and fell, according to Colorado Springs Police. — Love this place can just get on my bike and ride the 4.5 miles to get there. 1h 45m, Very fun, route finding was tricky 262.45 m Up lots of social trails and fun rocky stuff to check out After awhile I start wishing for some faster smoother trails just to ad a little variety, but overall I have been having fun exploring the park and am grateful that we have it. Mountain biking is a fun and fast off-road cycling discipline that takes many forms. My wife is a true beginner and I don't think she would have fun riding at Palmer Park. There are rocks everywhere, rock gardens, drops, rocks by themselves, and roots as well. 13.1mi I would not recommend riding this trial without someone who knows it well. Visitors to the park can explore its more than 25 miles of trails, including both single- and double- track trails for mountain biking, hiding, and horseback riding, whether on their own horses or those rented from the in-park stables. Palmer Park gives plenty of opportunities to “step up” to new challenges. Very fun and is a hidden jewel in the center of the city! 12.9mi Palmer Park is a bit of a conundrum. Bring all of your suspension and at least both of your balls. An entrance to the park is on the right just past the ballfields also on the right. Summer washouts and recent trailwork have made subtle changes to the flow and difficulty of some sections. • 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. 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. About Us | 0h 35m, MOSTLY PLAYING AROUND CHEYENNE TRAIL Super technical sections, drop-offs, tight turns, some slickrock. The 10-mile trail system here is a work in progress; more trails will be created over time. 1h 45m, small amount of ice on north facing trails PPV run mountain bike training sessions during the summer, see our Club sessions page for details. 12.7 km Rideable but not good for trail sustainability. Support Us | This park is best ridden during summer and fall, IMHO, when it's dry. • Would not recommend for anyone looking for downhill, or fun swoopy trails. 857' Down Maze of trails but fun to explore. — Much of this was very difficult on my full-rigid bike, but it was all doable with some pushing where things were too eroded or poorly maintained. The degree to which you will like riding here probably larger depends on how much you like rocks. • A particular favorite for mountain bikers looking for a challenge is the Templeton Trail, a 3.8-mile roller that rings the north mesa of the park, and offers boulders, ledges and steep climbs and drops. The same can be true at Palmer in the forested canyon slots. Lots of rocks, sand, and scrub brush. by Adam Nurmi This place has trails for everyone. Awesome system right in town! Pretty much any rider can find something at Palmer to challenge himself or herself. and 1 other. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. I cannot add much to the already well written reviews so I'll just say - "ride there!". Please note that there are no gas stations on Palomar Mountain. 412.11 m Up There are great views of Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs. 261.79 m Down, 10.8 mi Lots of rocks , roots, good views and technical areas. This is a heavily used urban park. Parking and restroom facilities. 1,362' Up It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Little Moab The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Palmer Park. Everything hip or bohemian is out west, and all the new growth is up north. I ride a xc hardtail and have a blast challenging myself on most of the trails (though I do beat the heck out of my big chain-ring, and my body!) — Great trail system just to get out for the day. 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