Palmer Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.32 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

Singletrack
↑ 2,500 ft
↓ 3,000 ft
6,185
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This place has trails for everyone. The park is surprisingly large despite its location in the center of town. The trails criss-cross every section of the park and can be combined for some really long rides. 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. Lots of rocks, sand, and scrub brush. Many winding sections, rock drop offs, and great jumps. This trail is more technical in places than Ute Valley Park or other rides in town. A great place to ride after work or any time.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ June 18, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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April 22, 2015
 
Review: Good single track as stated from other reviewers located in the heart of the city. Lots of rocks , roots, good views and technical areas. Trails are marked but easy to get lost I recommend driving around the park a bit before hitting the trails and strava helps. Fairly busy with bikes ,hikers etc. Lower rating is only due to I'm a fan of longer rides.

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April 15, 2015
 
Review: Lots of different trails are available, smooth, rocky, single tracks, and more. Make sure to stay on trail otherwise you will probably mess up your tires due to the cactus. Trails are marked, but does not classify if it's a bike trail or not so be careful because not all can be biked.

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February 4, 2015
 
Review: Definitely a cool place, with great scenery and a lot of fun mtb. trails. The degree to which you will like riding here probably larger depends on how much you like rocks. There are rocks everywhere, rock gardens, drops, rocks by themselves, and roots as well. Even many of the beginner trails will have a number or rocks and or small drops. My wife is a true beginner and I don't think she would have fun riding at Palmer Park. 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!) 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.

Similar Trail: Ute Valley

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June 26, 2014
 
Review: Short ride, long ride, technical ride, nice single track, this place has it all. Love this place can just get on my bike and ride the 4.5 miles to get there.

Similar Trail: Ute Valley

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June 4, 2014
 
Review: 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. Riding Palmer Park will give you some great jumps, fast and sweeping runs, technical rocks challenges, and overall a great experience. I cannot add much to the already well written reviews so I'll just say - "ride there!"

Similar Trail: Ute Valley

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March 22, 2014
 
Review: Awesome system right in town! Has easy, intermediate, and expert trails. Trust me when I say there's something for everyone here! Super technical sections, drop-offs, tight turns, some slickrock. On the easy trails you might run into a horse or two and definitely some road apples. You can easily spend all day here, if you have enough energy that is! Can get busy on warm weekends, some leash their dogs, watch out for loose dogs as well. Announce when you approach a blind corner, helps avoid collision.

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February 13, 2014
 
Review: Lots of gnar out there. Pretty much any rider can find something at Palmer to challenge himself or herself. Lots of stories of good riders breaking collar bones and hands.

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November 11, 2013
 
Review: Fantastic in-town trail system with some uber-technical sections. This is probably some of the most-accessible highly-technical riding you will find just about ANYWHERE. Bring all of your suspension and at least both of your balls. An extra pair might be warranted.

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July 7, 2013
 
Review: Rode with my 8 yr old son yesterday - he loved it. What everyone says about the views are dead on! Garden of God and Pike's Peak are visible and the topography on the trails is awesome! Wish we could have explored the whole park, but just didn't have time.

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May 24, 2013
 
Review: Spent yesterday riding Palmer Park. A great ride offering a good variety of difficulty and terrain. Templeton Trail (Part of the trail system) was an amazing ride! Parts were a little tough for my skill level, but the trail was worth a little hike. A lot of fun. Almost makes me want to build a full suspension... Almost.

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Palmer Park MTB Trail 4.32 out of 5 based on 80 ratings. 80 user reviews.
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