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Palmer Park

Address: 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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Biking trails, Equestrian trails, Trails, Scenic drives, Hiking trails, Castles, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Colorado Springs
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Go to the parking lot at the top of the mesa. There's a turnoff for an area called Lazy Land, the mesa parking lot is just beyond that. The well-marked trails on the top of the mesa are easy and you can have your dog(s) off-leash here. Great views of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and, in the distance, Garden of... More 

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Colorado Springs
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This 730.2 acre park was donated to the City of Colorado Springs in 1907 by the city's founder, General William Jackson Palmer. Ball fields, playground equipment & fenced off leash dog parks are available on the southeast corner of the park. The remainder is a wide area of winding hiking & biking trails as well as small & large picnic... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow. Whether you're hiking in Palmer Park or driving through on the paved roadway, it feels like you're in the wilderness...until you reach the look-out points and see the city surrounding you. Another free attraction that is well worth the time, just don't look for Palmer Park on Palmer Park Road...it's actually on the intersection of N. Academy Blvd and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful park in the middle of Colorado Springs with lots of parking and picnic areas. Maybe that is why it is always so busy.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
55 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Palmer Park is excellent, over 25 miles of hiking, jogging, horses stables, equestrian, volleyball courts, baseball fields, football/soccer field, scenic overlook and drive, picnic area with some shelters, meadows, botanical reserve, dog park, and youth camp and Council Grounds. (730.7 acres). THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. WOW. visit was second trip to Colorado Springs 5/2013, first trip was 6/2008 trip... More 

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Cantril, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We hiked for about an hour up to the overlook. Just beautiful. The runners and cyclists called out so we could get out of their way and although there was some snow on the ground, the walking and climbing was never dangerous.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice place to hike because it is right in city. Trails were well marked. Moderately challenging hikes.

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Sweden
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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Numerous hiking trails combined with a dog park offer something for dog and owner alike! The plateau which is centrally located gives great views of the surrounding area to include Pike's Peak and Colorado Springs. The playground for the kids is big and for safety it is fenced and has crushed rubber for padding, so it's really nice and safe!... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Biking, hiking, trail runs, picnics, dog park...this place has everything to get out and about - and in the middle of town!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The original park was given to the city of Colorado Springs by its' founder, General William Palmer. It is a treasure of light colored sandstone formations. There are hiking and mountain biking trails through these hoodooish areas. The plateau has great views of Pikes Peak and a large area where well-behaved dogs can roam free while their owners enjoy the... More 

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