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Palmer Park

3650 Maizeland Rd., Colorado Springs, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Biking Trails, Equestrian Trails, Trails, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Castles, Parks
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This lovely, expansive and in places, secluded park offers something for everyone. Palmer Park has extensive hiking and mountain biking trails ranging from easy to moderately difficult; it offers an off-leash area for pooch and also a doggie park (although I've heard mixed reviews of the latter); picnic areas, it has a terrific playground for kids, and spectacular overlooks with... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

With Palmer Park being smack in the middle of the city you'd think it would be overrun with hobos and dirty with the city encroaching from all sides. NOT THE CASE! Go take a hike or a bike ride through the park and you'll think you're out in the middle of nowhere until you get to one of the bluffs... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We had low expectations going in, but we finally succumbed to the numerous locals that said we shouldn't miss it. I'm glad we did, because we had a great time. There are trails everywhere, and the views are quite nice. As a tourist, there are plenty of photo ops. We drove to the Summit and parked in a lot, then... More

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This park is so convenient. It's a wonderful place to hike or run with several trails, which are shared with bikes, although it's not a problem. Biking is a little too technical for me but doable for a lot of folks. Dogs are allowed off-leash, at least on some trails, so be prepared. Most are well-behaved but not all. There's... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We wanted to get away from the busy attractions and do some hiking, so we went to Palmer Park and it was beautiful and serene. It was a little hard and we are not used to the higher altitude, we are from the Midwest, but still was a great time. It has two lakes and lower one and up the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Parking is a little hard. A great place to walk the dog or mountain bike. Great views of Pikes Peak.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are several look-outs to choose from, dogs are welcome, the views are gorgeous and it's all right in the middle of town!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I live so close to this little gem and always forget about it. We went hiking there last week, and were reminded of how great this park it. The trails are beautiful- great views of the city and some amazing rock formations. You can easily forget you are in the middle of town! Great playground for the kids, and a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I'm hesitant to let this little secret out... it is a hidden treasure in the middle of a growing city. There are really great mountain biking and hiking trails throughout. Some of the trails are an easy walk, many moderate to difficult trails. The overlook from the top provides very nice city views. There is a very nice playground for... More

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ny
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Huge hiking area with many photo opertunities! Beautiful views of pikes peak! Dog friendly area! Great for picnics too with tables sporadically placed at scenic spots

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