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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +372/ -395 ft
Total: 141 riders

Mountain Biking Palmer Trail / Section 16

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#67 of 1,373 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#482 in the world

This route follows High Drive up about a mile to the Palmer Trail singletrack on the right side
of the road. The Palmer Trail climbs about 2 miles from here through the woods on some of
the smoothest singletrack in town. At the top there's a 3-way intersection; take the right
fork if you want to make this a loop w/ section 16 (and you're in the mood for some washed
out, technical as gank singletrack). Otherwise take the left fork up a little farther for
awesome views of Garden of the Gods. Turn around once the trail starts getting steep and
gravel strewn. From here it's a 3+ mile descent back down the trail you climbed.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jun 25, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From I-25, take US 24 West to 21st St. Turn left onto 21st street, then right onto Lower Gold Camp Road. At the four way stop, turn left onto Bear Creek Road. Park on the side of the road at the end of Bear Creek Road or the parking lot at the ranger station at the end of High Drive.
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