If you are in the Monument, Colorado area take a short five minute drive over the highway bridge to Palmer Lake.  This small community is situated off Interstate 25, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in El Paso County. Quite a few farms and ranches straddled the El Paso/Douglas County line as early as 1860 and Palmer Lake became one of three communities in the Tri-Lakes region between Denver and Colorado Springs. It is a paradise all year round for hikers, cyclists, snowshoe enthusiasts and fishermen.  Despite its undersized population of 2,400 people, the town offers a vibrant picture of community spirit and activity.  There are a number of fantastic eateries, pubs and unique shops on the main street as well as a very nice selection of hotels in the immediate area.

If you happen to be visiting Palmer Lake during the month of December you’ll be able to see a beautiful five-pointed star that has been erected on the top of Sundance Mountain which has been part of the neighbourhood landscape since 1934. The construction of this enormous star was a community effort and it is now maintained by the Palmer Lake Fire Department.

If your travel itinerary allows you the time, you will not regret visiting Palmer Lake and you will want to visit this exclusive community again.