Coming from SD, this is a bit challenging riding but fun! Lots of stories of good riders breaking collar bones and hands. — 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. Intermediate Mountain Biking. About Us | NOT OKAY! Lots of rocks, sand, and scrub brush. Stop and say hello to your fellow humans. 261.79 m Down, 10.8 mi Palmer Park: HIking and Biking Palmer Park - See 282 traveler reviews, 38 candid photos, and great deals for Colorado Springs, CO, at Tripadvisor. Lots of gnar out there. Would say it is about 50/50 of dry to ice/snow/mud. PPV run mountain bike training sessions during the summer, see our Club sessions page for details. trails. The 10-mile trail system here is a work in progress; more trails will be created over time. Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. Around 10:00 a.m., a 53-year-old Colorado Springs man lost control of his bike … 4mi 1h 45m, no flow technical — lots of social trails and fun rocky stuff to check out The victim's name has not been released. North side of Templeton is much better now. Horses, runners, hikers, kids having birthday parties - they're all there. Trails are marked but easy to get lost I recommend driving around the park a bit before hitting the trails and strava helps. 262.45 m Up 511.95 m Down, 15.4 mi Something else? Palmer Park is one of the largest park/open spaces in the city of Colorado Springs. — You can easily spend all day here, if you have enough energy that is! 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. I would not recommend riding this trial without someone who knows it well. • 0h 35m, MOSTLY PLAYING AROUND CHEYENNE TRAIL Palmer Park. Moderately steep. There are many extreme trails I didn't dare though. There is flow to be had here but piecing together a good route requires experience and knowledge of the trails. (heading south) turn right on Maizeland Rd. Ultimately it doesn't matter 'cause you're basically on a small island. 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. • 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 … This park is best ridden during summer and fall, IMHO, when it's dry. • Wolf Pack MTB is a great way to find riders similar to your ability. 12mi This is the way I do it. What should be a moderate trail often turns into a black diamond due to washouts, roots, and exposed boulders. The man died at the scene. Pretty much any rider can find something at Palmer to challenge himself or herself. Overall meh...I'll look elsewhere unless I hook up with a local that knows the trail system. Love this place can just get on my bike and ride the 4.5 miles to get there. 1,362' Up Definitely a cool place, with great scenery and a lot of fun mtb. Some easy to intermediate rock drops-or climbs. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Palmer Park is a bit of a conundrum. I have ever only taken the blue sections of this trial. The park is open from dawn 'til dusk daily. The same can be true at Palmer in the forested canyon slots. 317' Up Riding Palmer Park will give you some great jumps, fast and sweeping runs, technical rocks challenges, and overall a great experience. — 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). 6.5 km But I'll still be there whenever its warm enough this winter, since it's close to home. 14.7mi, so many trails to choose from, it almost wasn't fun. 10mi. 13.1mi 12.9mi 861' Up There are many ways to ride this park. 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. Everything hip or bohemian is out west, and all the new growth is up north. Bring all of your suspension and at least both of your balls. Templeton Trail circles the park and highlights many of these “must-see” spots. 414.73 m Down, 12.5 mi The were some technical sections but they weren't the fun kind of technical. And this winter, someone decorated the trees along a stretch of tame trail with Christmas decor. 1h 53m, Did the full loop taking all turns as described and it ended up only being 8 miles :P 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!) Many winding sections, rock drop offs, and great jumps. 859' Down Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2020 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | 7.9 mi 1,680' Down Riding at every level! 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. They were rocky and slow. A 52-year-old Colorado Springs man died of injuries he suffered in a crash and fall while mountain biking Saturday in Palmer Park, police said. Please note that there are no gas stations on Palomar Mountain. 509.68 m Up 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. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. 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 From cross-country to downhill racing, through to trail riding and playing in the local woods. Despite sitting in the heart of the city, Palmer Park is not in the immediate vicinity of great bike shops or post-ride establishments. This is a flat-to-gently rolling trail with a gradual ascent toward Darwin Ro… 1,352' Up 10h 30m, night ride 1h 16m, Almost completely dry now, just a few very minor snowy/wet spots 8mi. • Meeting up to ride Palmer Park in Colorado Springs. There are many ways to ride it. Maze of trails but fun to explore. Trails in Palmer Park - 15 MTB Project is built by riders like you. ... COLORADO CHUNK Palmer Trail to Section 16 mountain bike … Bradley Palmer li ks to Willowdale State Forest to the orth a d early co ects to the Pi gree Reservatio to the south. COLORADO SPRINGS– A man is dead after a mountain biking accident at Palmer Park on Saturday. — Very steep. — Steep. It's right in the city, the views are great, and there are miles of trails with all different surfaces and difficulties. • B Palmer Park Primary Trail 2.09.11 E Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trail 2.09.11- Please click to enlarge and enjoy! Trust me when I say there's something for everyone here! Lots of technical over rocks and drops. The Bay Circuit Trail a d the Discover Hamilto Trail wi d through the park. 2h 03m, great trail one of my favorite in Colorado Springs Central, sunny and lower-elevation, Palmer Park is an all-season go-to. 96.5 m Up 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. 261.26 m Down, 7.5 mi There's only about 120-150 feet in elevation change, but the ascents are all pretty steep and really get the heart pounding. Palmer Park is a collection of sandstone canyons, sprinkled with yucca and prickly pear cactus, and shaded by scrub oak and ponderosa pine. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. Finally, every high school stoner and then some seem to migrate to PP parking areas to light up...definitely not a fan. For more information, visit http://www.palomarsp.org/ From Highway 76, either of two roads can be used to reach the park. The one from Rincon Springs (County Road S6) is scenic but rathe… Very fun and is a hidden jewel in the center of the city! Make sure to stay on trail otherwise you will probably mess up your tires due to the cactus. The signage is terrible and there are unmarked spur trails everywhere just … 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. Lots of rocks , roots, good views and technical areas. There are three main options. I cannot add much to the already well written reviews so I'll just say - "ride there!". Reservations are highly recommended for camping during peak season. 17.3 km 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. 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. 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. 264.45 m Up 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). Best Bike Trails | This time though, the police had just discovered a dead body. 8mi Fairly busy with bikes ,hikers etc. It's considerably choppier is some areas. 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 … Bradley Palmer State Park co tai s a exte sive trail etwork wi di g through 721 acres of ope fields a d mature woodla ds a d follows the ba ks of the Ipswich River. This is about an injury or accident Lots of different trails are available, smooth, rocky, single tracks, and more. 24.7 km From Academy Blvd. 415.15 m Up An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. 1h 45m, small amount of ice on north facing trails This trail is great when you can stay on it. There are many ways to ride it. Create Recommended Route or Trails are open to foot traffic only, and dogs and mountain bikes are not allowed on trails. City of Detroit Bike Routes Palmer Park Mountain Bike Trails 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. 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. whoever maintains the trail has done a horrible job with signage. 12.9mi Summer washouts and recent trailwork have made subtle changes to the flow and difficulty of some sections. There are great views of Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs. 857' Down Ride Palmer Park for the first time yesterday and was impressed at the quality of riding in the middle of the urban area. 8mi Fantastic in-town trail system with some uber-technical sections. Had awesome time! 12.5mi Ute Valley 1705 Vindicator Drive 80919 Regional Fishing, mountain biking, and trails. Sure, the trails could all use some maintenance and a little better signage, but this also adds a bit of adventure. 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 … — Good single track as stated from other reviewers located in the heart of the city. — Technical terrain with no alternate lines. An entrance to the park is on the right just past the ballfields also on the right. • Would not recommend for anyone looking for downhill, or fun swoopy trails. 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. Best MTB Gear | We found one good downhill run with a pile of small jumps. All are fun. There are great views of Pikes Peak and downtown Colorado Springs. 412.11 m Up 1,361' Down 1,672' Up Support Us | • Even many of the beginner trails will have a number or rocks and or small drops. 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. LEGEND Palmer Park is a technical rocky maze located in the center of Colorado Springs. 868' Up Norman "Bulldog" Coleman Park I'll be back. The victim’s name has not been released. Palmer Park gives plenty of opportunities to “step up” to new challenges. Most of our singletrack experiences are 5 to 25 miles in distance and 1 to 5 hours in duration. Semi long stretches of uphill, challenging yet doable for beginners. This place has trails for everyone. 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. Company   Terms | Privacy. Palmer Park is almost right in the middle of town (north of the airport, south of Chapel Hills Mall). 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. 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. This trail is more technical in places than Ute Valley Park or other rides in town. A VERY tough ride following rain or snow unless you're on a fatty, and even then it's pretty slick, from what I'm told. • 1,350' Down Singletracks Merch | Anything on top of the mesa usually remains dry, such as the easy Yucca Trail and Mesa Trail. The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. This is probably some of the most-accessible highly-technical riding you will find just about ANYWHERE. With that being said, the blue section is fairly technical in areas. MTB Podcast | The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. Rideable but not good for trail sustainability. Palmer Park is a excellent in-town ride. Super technical sections, drop-offs, tight turns, some slickrock. It's a good place to take somone from out of town because the climbs aren't too big. You'll learn to ride in sand, climb and descend. 313' Down Meet at parking lot entrance on Maizeland Rd by Academy intersection. An extra pair might be warranted. 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. • 9mi Just a few stretches of ice. Lower rating is only due to I'm a fan of longer rides. 1h 30m, Great ride, a little sandy in some areas, though. and 1 other. 12.1 km Palmer Park, CO. Photo: mark byzewski. There are some wonderful natural technical features, mainly big chunky embedded rocks. IMBA Epics | Nice after work quick burn ride, too many non-riders taking advantage of open space - so let's light up..??? Police say he was with a group of mountain bikers near the Lazy Land trailhead at the time of the accident. You'll have to beware of dogs off-leash, horses, and hikers, but most people are cool and polite. The park is surprisingly large despite its location in the center of town. The degree to which you will like riding here probably larger depends on how much you like rocks. It contains excellent facilities: dog park, horse stable, riding trails, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Awesome for just exploring the trail system. 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. Can get busy on warm weekends, some leash their dogs, watch out for loose dogs as well. The trail is not terribly technical, but there are enough drops and steep climbs to keep you on your toes. Parking and restroom facilities. But the trails are poorly marked and very poorly maintained. Paved and natural-surfaced trails allow visitors to explore the park’s expansive forest and wetlands. Palmer Park is a excellent in-town ride. Spam? Day use fees are $10.00 per vehicle, cash or check only. Has easy, intermediate, and expert trails. • Two of them can be accessed from the kiosk on Wheeler Road. A great place to ride after work or any time. 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. Great trail system just to get out for the day. This is a heavily used urban park. General William Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, willed this beautiful chunk of real estate to the city. Widgets, Explore   Announce when you approach a blind corner, helps avoid collision. I rode at 6pm on a weekday, and saw only 2 other bikers and maybe 10 hikers on a 7-mile loop. Parking lot. Little Moab The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Palmer Park. Trail, improvements Around 10:00 a.m., a 53-year-old Colorado Springs man lost control of his bike and fell, according to Colorado Springs Police. 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. • As is true anywhere, snow or mud can linger on shady, north-facing slopes. Trails are marked, but does not classify if it's a bike trail or not so be careful because not all can be biked. 411.42 m Down, 4.0 mi I'd call that pretty low use, considering the ease of access on all sides. ?, I hate smelling pot when I'm just looking for fresh altitude breeze. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Please explain. There are rocks everywhere, rock gardens, drops, rocks by themselves, and roots as well. The Templeton Trail begins and ends at the Yucca Flats trailhead. Being a jerk / offensive? Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Palmer Park … 10mi, Really muddy, very poor markings of the trails On the easy trails you might run into a horse or two and definitely some road apples. 95.3 m Down. 12.1mi 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. 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. 1h 45m, Very fun, route finding was tricky It was super sick to mountain bike down here in Colorado Springs at Palmer Park. The four mile loop that circumnavigates the top of the mesa in the center of the park. Palmer Park: 3650 Maizeland Road 80909 Regional Baseball and softball fields, mountain biking, picnic tables, reservation shelter, soccer field, trails and volleyball court. Posts about Mountain biking written by Matt Carey. COLORADO SPRINGS– A man is dead after a mountain biking accident at Palmer Park on Saturday. Looking at real estate prices here, I can't imagine the city would ever find that much money. 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. — First...and possibly last time I'll ride Palmer Park. • I think if I spent a lot of time I might get to know the trails well enough to find something fun but there are too many other good options nearby. All in all this trail is fun to go ride every now and then. — Photo: Lisa Fisch Before and After. Lots of sliprock and clay mud when it's wet. The trail is not terribly technical, but there are enough drops and steep climbs to keep you on your toes. 20.2 km There are a couple mountain bike trail systems located right in town, with Palmer Park and Ute Park offering easy access to riding. 12mi, Lots of snow/ice/mud in the shade. by Adam Nurmi Overall the place is fun minus the hike-a-bike sections. The trails that I was able to find were more suited to hiking than mountain biking. 2h 00m, did so better trails Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. You can't get too lost. None of the trails are clearly marked. 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. Also keep in mind that there is a lot of non-mountain bike traffic. The park is surprisingly large despite its location in the center of town. 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